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Beyond the Ice 
Palace and to the 
North f legend fells 
of a mystical land 
where strange 
creatures dwell. It 
is a land of fantasy 
and magiCt of 
goblins and ghostSf 
of good and evil 

Recently f there has 
been great upset in 
the balance of 
good and evil in 
these lands. The 
forces of evil have 
been burning down 
the forests^ 
destroying the 
homes and lives of 
the simple 
woodcutters. 

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ancient and wise 
spirits of the 
woods, A decision 
was made to 
appoint a single 
person to be 
responsible for 
returning the 
balance to the 
lands once again 
by banishing the 
evil bach from 
where it came. 
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sacred arrow with 
the powers of the 
woods f which 
would summon a 
spirit in times of 
need, and shot it 
into the air,' 
whoever /bund the^ 
arrow would find \ 
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While you're a daring motorbike rider or the all-conquering 
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Loading games ts quick and easy wttti the built-in disk-drive. 
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Get to grips with the latest high-tec graphics on the vast 
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The amazing ZX Spectrum +2 has a buift*in datacorder- to save you 
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hot raiurned lo Aorfh orbtl. and 
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racovflr Ins alien ariifocft it 
colladBd, and diKOver )h« 
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ersvi'. In Pondoro, o nawie from 
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• Tha Muf*ufPi of 
Mankind in London hot q 
interactive video garnet tyitem 
as part of on exhibiiion colled 
Living Arctic* If'i hopsd thai 
thd tysl«m will hp\p vioiitorft gat 
(h« Ml of what lii« ii like in ma 
frozen north. 

CQnflroll«d camputar and 
boMd otT o iride^JiK, the 
gamei Ofe diipjaynd on o 
feleviiion let v^i'lh a 
touch ten iilive icfttn. Playen 
touch imoget on ihe screen lo 
pr«gre»i through the gomes, 

Yov cofi ploy llhe tot* of a 
nonhvm hunter. Wilh Few 
opponunitioi For afnployment, 
lood (or ths family h found by 
hurtling. Ctipi fram vidleo fitmi 
hay* you venturing oul on tlhe 
mow ofter caribe-u ond 
trapping mink \n the foreili 
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or ihe wrong kind ond ihome 
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• Battar Daod Tho« Allan 

— ogreai htlfl, eh? - it ^ei for a 
May reJeDfe on ihe Atori ST 
ond Amiga from a new narne on 
the gamei icene, Elactro. 

■Ft^i o ipoce zapper featuring 
hero Girod Zoom't qvtu to tare 
civititatlon. The game pron<itf«i 
25 levels aliens, mitsilet meieor 
thowert. 

On patroL 

• PHM Pagfliui is set f<H 

releoie on the I DM ond PC 
compatibles from Etactronk 
Arti in June, price £2i,9S. 



• Jaa Blada n bock. 
Intarcapter'i otie-nicin war 
machine hero it bock in ihe ever 
vo imaginatively titled Joa 
Bloda }. The year is 1995 and 
the setting London. Ptjinki and 
Tiu^gen room fhe itrweti. 
Decent folk ore heJd captive in 
their own homet, Joe orrives lo 
clean up the streets. Our screen 
shots - token from (he 
Spectrum versron - show street 
scenes If you worn to give it o 
go, Joe JB 2 will cost El .99 
ond will be released "soon," 
Meanwhile, Interceptor 
releoses the sequei to FMnBiiA. 
And guess whoi it's to lied' 
Fungus 11. Thu shot ii th* titie 
scre«n on the Commodore 64 



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• TVpenonolitiesGraovfla 
oivd Saint hove been the 
subject of some heovy dealing 
recently bet — with several 
componies hove bid lor the 
righis to produce the f oatball o 
Foolboll gome with the Fomous 
▼ Soifft and Grtfovjfff - hoping to tcorm. 




duo's endorsement. 

The likely winner in this lt>stle 
ii likely to be Mi blonds based 
Ellta - who hove never 

Eroduced o socter gome 
*f0re. 

The ihope ond ^ontenl of the 
gome ii. anybodiei gueii yet as 
oli porty'i involved wjth tfje 
project keeping light lipped 
aboui 

Greavsie is thought to have 
commented that it woi>ld be "a 
Funny old gome" lo which Soint 
replied' "Tcmj kilt me^ 
Greovs^e". More newt on this 
one later. 

Atso moking on appeo ranee 
Ot) the Lorlcfal labelis the 
bunolirtg - bespectacled, 

'Eogla^ Eddia Edwerdf, 

The skiing game was 
developed m Fronce and 




A Are yov tmady far Eddimt 
Features saverol winter sports 
evenri - as well os the si i jump 
for whkh Eddie became 
Famous. 

Frefh from leaping from o 
double decker bus in leiceiter 
Squore and then getling done 
For speeding - Eddie'i 
eompuier gome debut is being 
pEonned lo toke p)oce in July, 

Con anyone explain to me 
why the«* winter sporti games 
katft corr^ing out in the Sumnier? 




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oui of the U K games morkel are 
well Financed rtew boys^, Tha 
Big A|»pla EntartaFnmant 

Co New ideas Include a 
"frequent buyers bof tjs", 
where lokeni included in the 
gorne pockets and elsewhere 
con be collected and 
exchanged for a Wolkmofv, 
CDs etc. The podkoqing will b* 
Flip top cardboard boxes, 



FQtbcf timitor to cigcreM* 
boxat. 

iv\ (t't rh« gam«t rhai coi/nl 
- f ightf - and by what w«'v* 

d»cepliv«ly sifnpl* <oll*cimg 
gam« on o changing grid, in«» 
could be very playODl* ind»*d 
look far q r*wi*w ntxi iih, ond 
(\jrth«r ci*wft(opmf^iU induding 
o bud girt fona* and lv«'0 big 



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Cln«mfiwa*'* 'I 'hts Thr»^» 
$t009*l/ oliTDil a 
compkiierited boord gairts. You 
kove 30 day* in which to mm 
•f^oughi monay to lova a 
crumbting orpnonoge From 1K0 
•vil rnocfiinoriont ofo complete 
ond utl«r bonker. and in doing 
»o go >hrougt< a »rttt of 
misadvafiturss bawd on 
Famoui moments from ofd 
Stoogsf niovivi, including Food 
Fi^htt, bojting mate^ei and 



hdspifal trathinc 

Grophks on tha Amiga ora 
lovely, but you really have to 
be o board go ma ond/or 
Stooge* fon to oppreciata it 
Amioo varwon C29 99, C64 
£l4>?ondSTI£24.99}ond 
IftM PC to fallow. 



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• Did you (otch tFi* launcF^ of 
I ibe chciriry Fund roiling gom*, • 
I lt««« Againit Tlin*^ on 
^ ITV'i Safyrd'oy morning 

reiaviiion ihow 6«t Prttih on 
' May 7fh (F j^ou didn'f, ihama 
' on you. We did lell vou - and 
I wen offared YOU o cnatvcatoba 
, on TV, 
i All profit! from ihn 

CwfAmoItart game will be 
given to Sports Aid 88, ihe 
charity wKich it hoping to roite 
millions of poundi To I^^Fit 
povarty, hunger and dT»a»e, 
It vtrai the httt time anybody 
had teen the game and aigkr 
youngtteri - melt/ding four 
C+ V&readeri - tooK port m 
I w>iQtiihop«dto befftfllinr of 
, many Roca Agoinvt TIma 
■ cNoir«n^fti. 
I The wmnar wo* Juttin 
I DoMvion v«Ho com^ltfid 53 per 
cam oF ihe go ma. Can you beat 
; lho1?IFyoucanwfl want ro hear 
) From ^ouf Go out and bvy the 

which maourit gi'ozaf ond 
bufflpi., ond meont a lo»f oF 
poinis on the Cred-0-Meleif. 

Obttoclet to nagatiat* 
irkdude bfoiten glaii. ttroy 
dogs, oil ond iandjpatch#l. 

The gome't tide B contomi 
diFfarent locaiiont lucH 01 th* 
undargrourid tirbwoyt and cily 
itrtvH. 

Skat* Cf oxy if out thii 
month on Spectrum 
£7.99/£ 1 2,99, Amiirod and 
Commodore coitetia and ditk, 
C9.99/C 14,99. 




gom« - it it For chority, oFiar 
alif — ond sand ut your Kor*, 
We'll be pirinfing the lop on*i. 
Why not iftftd v% O photogroph 
Oi<#elL 

Send your K^ore to Race 
A gain it lima. 
Computer 'i^ Video Garnet, 
Priory Court, 3032 forringd**! 
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* Follow up to 
Srormtroopar from new 
boyi Creation ii Skyrfd«r# 
an orcade-ityte ipace ihoot 
'am up for I ha Alori ST, prica 
£14.99, 

• Or^mlln roke to roller 
tkotai for iti forthcoming iports 
iimuEotion, Skot* Crazy. 

The action it i«t ino 
mulri-itorey cor pork where 
Freddy, the ilicafar, muit 
partorm leopir tpini and 
ikaling bacHwordl. 

Point! are added For 
I ucceitful monoevvrei. but the 
Cred-O-Meier icore it only 
moved upwordt by achieving 
iuitobfy poiy' fean. Point* 
goined on the Ouch-0-Ma(«f, 



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* PKontoim it a 3D turFaca 
tkimming ihoot 'em vp out at 
the and oF May From txoc»t. 
You pick conFlict area from o 
mop of tha world, then go 
looking For trouble £19^95 on 
tlia Amiga. ST to follow. 



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magic hammer. There ore oliO 
bonui go mat hidden in tome oF 
the roomt, including a 
llonk*y Kong lupa thing, 
ond upiide down Spact 
invoatn (if you can imogine 
that) and othefi C7 99 on 
Sp«<trwm {£12,99 d if kl. 
C9.99/eii99fC64) C19 99 



A Laying ^own th^ )0w. 

Copt^fs/ 

• And tuddenly the world ti 
full oF robotic copt, Firit 
RobcoA and now 
R.O.T.D.R. 

H O T.O.R. ~ the Robotic 
Officer Toctkal Operolioni 
Reteorch - ito tpecially 
progrommed robot daiign*d to 
Fight crime and corruptiun - 
the ultimate law anForcef But 



tomethina goei ond the 
R.O.T,Ol%. becorrte judge, lur^ 
and executionef . He even blli 





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when a minor pctrkirtg offence ti 
committed. Can he he tloppedi 
Find Out when RCA/Columbio 
releotet the R O.T.O R, on 
video (hit June, certificote 1 5 



• Grvmlln's Mickey 
Mout*. bosed very lootely on 
fho o/d Sarcerof't Appr9ntK» 
lection of Ditney't moiierfyl 
Fanlojio, is due at the end oF 
June Vog, at Mickey, of 
courta, mutt run around the 
four towari of o cattle ridding it 
of ghoiti ond naitiet with your 



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famme niM 

• Orakcon 'AS, o role 
ploying gomat convanlion, will 
loke ploce in Scotland between 
August 20 ond 2 I, with all 
proceed} going loFomine relief 
iatt year i convention raited 
mora than £600, 

The convflCTiion will be held ot 
ihe College Dining Room, 
Northern ColEega of EduCOtion, 
Hilton Drive Aberdeaft 

Eventf will include ond 
AD&D role-ploying 
tournament. Admiition Coitt £5 
(£3.50 For under 16'»l for both 
davi There will b« o 1 1 

rH<Iu<(ion for advqrice bookingt 
made bef pre July 9, 

For further detollt tend SSAE 
to Orok Con 'SB, c/o S- 
Douglot, 13 Springbonk 
Terrace, Abarda«n, Scotland, 
AB1 21s. 




Atari have aiways had the greatest arcade 
games in the galaxy, now they re adding even 
more winners to the collection. From the high 
speed skills of handling a W.W.I biplane, to the 
brain-aching Archon battle o1 wits, Whether 



you're landing the punches with Fight Night or 
using the awesome power of Thunderfox to 
blast the enemy, Atari give you the best com- 
bination of graphics speed and skid this side 



of Alpha Centauri. 
ALL GAMES SHOWN ARE COMPATIBLE WITH: ATARI XE GAMES SYSTEM, ATAI 




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• The Comntodor* Show 

will be held at ihe NovoTel, 
MommAf tmilth, bAtw^^n June 3 
ondS, 

The Organiser! are 
pronriDKng t4ie Amiga Studio as 
the highlight qF the &how, 
designed la show off the Amiga 
in tht Heidi of muiic, tpeech 
synihei is, 2D ond 3D deiign, 
graphics, onfmoiion ond cJieik 
t4gi publi^hinq. 

Olympfc qold medal II jr 



Ta»«a Sondsrion^ Radio 
One OJ Bruno 6rook«f and 
membfln of the Chelsea 
football squad will be there. 



oppoiirion from ghpjti, ghouls 
and monsters, ormed wifK a 
power bolt firing halo. 



Go 'to neil. 

• Two new shoot 'em ups from 
CRL are K«I1 and Bock o^d 
Trigger Happy. 

nml ond Back labes ^ou 

on o quest fhrough )he 
Nefherworlds ro collect ihe ten 
Comrnondmedts, in ihe Face of 




HmH and Bod 



TrrggAi* Heipipy on the 
other nund ^eii yon in t^hiis seal 
affair, cleoritig a 32 level of 
Space Stotipn of oliens ond 



A Trigger Happy. 

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• (tainbird is releasing o new 
odveniwre gome from C+ VG 
Golden Jgyilick QwQrd winners 
Mpgn^TTt $(rolll in June - 
Corruption, 

Toking^pJace in ihe currently 
Foshionoole world of high 
Finance, ^ou find yourself 
FroTTied by your portner, 
chosed by ine n<iob ond within a 
hoir'i breodth of ending up in 
foil. You'll hove to be devioui, 
monipuloitve ond ruthless to 
succeed - jk^M lilie voyr 
overoge C+ l/'G ad manager, 
ready £24 95 for the ST, 
Amiaa ond ISM PC, with S brti 
to foTlow. 



THE PICTURES THEY DIDN'T WANT YOU TO SEE 

Or rqtfief, the odd thing is (hat they DID! Se«mj theje Softw<jre bod* will goto any lerrgths fo publicise new gomes 



rift* cioth^i thai taste forgofi MarV 
SfTochan ond Dominic Whanfhy 
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Aiwgyi aaad far an embaratiinq 
; '^ photo isHichatd Titdoi! of US Coid 




A forrjfing loptc oftaite ay P^tt, 
Ai/itin ftrnft) and ore ffimnd aliaw 
ih^gm ichmi to b* tevn with a dodgy 
hiking gmrztf in ilfiiffing wmg% and 
bt^rffing fty. 



What a pi^nkfrf francit l*# of 
Otitiny hvfftf Ymii in playground chie 
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Thii game miiprissd me. I find th« 
vwftcl* ana of rummaging around 
tfiSid* a body quite vomrt Krxiucing, 
Stii, I though r. f II iPt Mnyit^ing 
OFMSeand wouldn't you know it 
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thit tfia (H^iw w*t w wp irt d by 
gnphic artiit Andy Rliton's viWt lo 
hit local hoapjta) for i rwtv 
intwmtf «xwniinatk)n - if he's goi 
inaidaa ika ihte then h'* iurpriiing 
th«v l*t him out again, thaft all I 
can Uyf H« M«At »wav And 
chatnd to tm matas at S|»dal FX, 
the paopia belnind Uiiftoftaiiiiy:, 
and pamjaded tfiiem io spill their 
Gtftr. rf vou'l pardon the pun, 

Now. if you trt ititdng 
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the plot- Whiki on a misswn to 
dwovef what « causing iHat huqe 
blip on Eanli'i aarty wur mng 
6^mcPV^ fVf ten». vou coma 
4eroat a (e«i-ttHliofl tictrvn* 
maqaiialng from another 
imlweree, mtto eat* vwi aiiwel It's 
not that he'i particularly hottia or 

anylhmg, but the m flight food 
tinn'f been up to scratch Now 
MVOuU vou like to travel mriliDni of 
light yean across •pec* with on^v a 
very imai pacfcal of dry-ftiau 
peanuTK 10 keep vou gpino? 

You r pb ^ to ncape f rom tfw 
rrwm of aneitea. mtastinas aiMi 
tubes Afld 9«t tiacic to Earif> in tima 
lo convince itwm to nip out for a 
rrteoe'partv bucket of Kertudky 
Fried Ctridken before then fyurtgrv 
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PfOfatsiOfial WTOstling in Amaf kca 
b even more f aicial than it it over 
hare; compteiery controlled by the 
Mob, it constats of enormous 
bruisers in goktorr capes 
preiendung to thrtiw each other 
arcHind ttie rk^ while (hey try to 
work out the (BJE sdvantag« of 
ragislariflg as a corporation, 
Microproee's Micro Lsiigue 
lA^/estXtng captures ell the skill ar»d 
spf^nsmanship of the garT>e - that 
4 to uy. ttwre isii'l any. 

Raihor tha^i try to create a lest o<J 
si: ill and timtrtg, like MtHtJouma 
HcHi«e'» Rock'nV/f^tlb, 
Microtproae has, lypkaKy, craned 
a wtraU^fe simulatkxi. Novr, K you 

^ A kick withoyf impe&. 



auk me, Aresttog t&n't much To f$o 
with strategy: ih* Am should be lo 
outfight your opponent, not think 
hiro into unconciousness. 

The gdim« a prssettted m the 
f onnat of a tatftv«ton broedctti. so 
before you ptev v^u h«ve to sH 
througih indne convtirsaiions 
tietween the vvrestlers, ir%ciudir>g 
Hulk HJoganand RsndV '^'Mactvo 
Man" Savage (do you believe 
tftat^l and the Sport« presenters, 

Th* ptctui^* ol the f tghtafs are 
digjtised liom TV, but for ; 
reason they're presented in a npta 
tint whtch makm them look itice 
1330'spholograiphs. The aim of 



the geme or^c« you actually 991 
into It • is to outfight your 
opponent by wodiing out h^ 
weaknesses and choowng the 
eofTect fighting rrvava to eupkiH 
them. 

On each skfe of ttv screen are 
liisti of ten avaUatle offensive 
moves, and a det«r«iive option. 
S«lectir>fl one trom the liet with 
|QVSti€l(. moiiseor keybowd, you 
p^esa, tfie (ire button, wait to se« 
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You hiv* lo dMVCfv ih* ai«n'» 
m44Qf inHtnal CMFotili. Om by -one 
you haws lo knock out th« (ungs. 
heart and brain. All ih«M honibia 
virobblv ihirtgi ora Mddon wtthin a 
30 scf piling man of tubaa and 
duds. And aach organ taprolactad 
bv » sh«ld wt^tch can oo4v ba 
destroyed by aaaoibling a spacial 
weapon 

Oddiv enough the alien, ha ihm 
bits fof thla waapofi ■canarAd 
about ita midiaa. Vou can aba itmi 
Olhat uaaful thln^ rrmde this 
i|»^ nvDfisiftr things that will 
haip y^ iurvrwv vOur mtssiOn; 
Ihirtgs Uke a map of Xht nnorister's 
■nnafdf, arte^gy cryatate. 
proieclive hetnwtt. keyt lo 
»u|wr'W«apon foomi and uaalul 
MfiUfwn- holds. Mor4 aboul these 
\tMn& latBF When you fir^ load up 
(he gamfl Jt'a enaniiat to face 
around en^ find the box I'vhich 
contains the rrw p. Without 1h« 
you're lost, but b«fof» you do xh^t 
it's a good idea 10 find a 
Aeapofi-hoki - a tort of itiund 
bicb on the wall - and open it to 

gn arrvna for youf ifiaca-tilaatar. 
nt* yOu'v« got thwm twd Hani* 
VDu'ra fsady to pisv tfie game for 
raai 

Vau'B find yourself in a majte 
packed full of 'orribto creatum, 
ihtt maga botng's d«f nnoe 
tyttams. all mient On wiping you 



out, tf vDu'vs got trie map, ka^ 
raforring to it. Norhing can lOvch 
you while vou am hwUng at the 
nuv, but It or4v ttayt on aoean lor 
ihttHs minuifis 31 a iima. Spot the 
location of the goodtea you'ra 
aft»r. Ilka helmets, crni^, brti af 
wMpon wi so on. and then make 
a dt^ for tham. 

The map Kreen eitia ihowi you 
the baft type of amma f qr your 
weapon to deal with most of rha 
rknties you'll encountef on that 
panicu^ lawal. Yon .gel thit ammo 
from th« weap on holda- But »ach 
hokj han ■ differani son - to make 
&uf« you g«t th# right one lor th« 
fob. 

Thera are k>ads of theee hokte 
acattered about, »o it's a meiter oi 
Itvsl and error until you gat the nght 
one. it's a good idea 10 do this 
because you can buM up a big 
ttam and im^ a«tta Nv^ at tfw 
sama Dme You gui an addiiionat 
life tot eve<v TO, 000 poini& And 
vou gel to use the mfty fii-acore 
chart at ttie er>d of the ganw. 
Watch out for the nice "riKitaling" 
letters and numbers^ 

The graphics ar* nice and big. 
animation is pretty good, muaic 
and tound effects likewise. 
Gameplav? Wdl, it's all good, 
ctaan fun* Like I said, despite my 
|r»«ti#l ras^rva tions , I loi^^nd myiaH 

C»ttifyg to thr h^ttrt of tha ^amtf ► 



rekjctantty likmg the ^ame, and 

event ualty getting hoohad on the 

ttwng 

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Th» Sp#ctrurti varsion of 
Ovtzahoutd ba em aala by 
tha lima yeu naod rhli, 
occopdjnfi to Ocaon. Il hai 
rha to ma gama play ot th« 
Commodora y*r>lorf. No 
Amatrod varaten la 
pltinnad. 





saque Wi*e$IIIng 



your ofKSonant'i r»«ponK. then 
The digitived images on the actMn 
hjFch into Mtion, parfomung tor 
failing In perlorml the ea<laclad 
move. 

At the bottom of the screen are 
The commentators, wffo coma u^ 
Mnth more inane comrrrents lika 
"Thri is real wrofslinfli" end "Two 
hotds don't malt a a matciti" Vou 
can laiact the ler»gth of ihe tout 
before atarti««g, I could only ttear 



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ih(6 ghortast miicii - t«n minutea 
- ailhou^ vou can opt (or up to 
i^ty rrtinuts^s. Power andT^ma<ge 
eounieri change according to the 
•Ufloaaa of yqw moves. anKf the 
better your poaiiion, the more 
charfCfl you tiawe of carrying out 
JiffJcuit rngve$. Each chaiacter has 
n* own "iiuper move", wjch a« a 
flying krck or a dcubte elbow 

■■ '■ .vhich ti difficult to pull off 

-h sccues pientv cA damaqa 

If you *r« Indira flir 

<vi 1' y'i-;t Birefgv bv -^ 

'_iUi:-M'-''f 'if me convr ,' 

works once 'lot»e 



wastatJ. 

Onc« yoii've dviestad Randy 
"Macho Man" Savsga. you can 
move on to other intetlectuai gianta 
such as Paul "Mr Wonderful" 
Orndorff I doubt if you'O went 
boihar. 

Mkfo Leagim WnsiUng is a t>n 
of a luf key for aavatal roaaona 
Firstly, smca nona of the wrestlers 
are famous over her«. aU the 
macho bull before ttw match is 

omf]4eie waate of time. 

iacondly. ffie digitised ptelurw 
4re so bad obviously rnore so on 
mc CQM « than rhe ST - that 
half tha time you csn'i rnafca out 






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what's suppoeod 10 be ooirtg om. 

Thirdly, the tound df acts are 
dire, a cortstant saa like hisa of 
white noise rapresandng the 
crowd, ai^d a PLONK each timo 
aomeona gets clobbered. 

Fourthly, though there may be 
eonw »*uW invohi*d (n selecting the 
righi moves, it would be much 
more satisfying if you couid control 
the actions of the char sctan m 
real lirrw, as you can with more 
cnnvmnHonal comtwi games 
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•ditor f ugana "Poasn't 
my Californlan suntan 30 
waN with o white shirt" 
Lacay raporfi tkar Hulk 
Hogon hosocttiolly won 
the AmaricOiit Wrastltng 
Champlonihips. Ha ond 
Randy "Macho Mon" 
Savega alae took tha f 0.11 
log tit la, occording to 
Eugana, 

Howavar, on o mora 
mifndiana ncita, tbara ora 
no plans sf praaanf lor any 
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What th«y come up witti it a 
comhar f}am« where youf man 
scrolls in all dir<fclior»& firing hi* 



there appean to tH nothing you 
can do about it. 

Th* lizer gun fire Amti has a 
naot Mm in that ihe buiteta can 
bouncs oft artQie 10 h)l Th«k 

OuHe comptax pamntu of linaa 
c«ft nf«al( ■rou'H) the acfeen, Th^ 
could h«w* bMn Ota bMii of 
challervgHiO 9am*, MfWCMIv ^ fwo 
ptnvners could havfl playod 
pJmuhanaDullv. 

Unforiunataty vou hava auch 
little coniToi aver the iasar and your 
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LaiBf Tag waa hyped hugetv ■< the 
PCW thow last Autumn at th« 
'lauisi cTaza from ArrMnea' that '^e 
tjl ought to be intsmsted in. 

A b^l like primary schoot 
ptavfl'ound war whan you aurpr "" 
v«ur erwmv wiih an bnaginary gu n . 
shout 'bang' and i>a ts dead excapt 
thai now the 9arna lake* pli«at in « 
futuristic sat, and your gurtt uae 
mtaro-b aama to f^gtttaf dip«ct hits 
Qfi racontaf davioafl *tom on each 
playsr'fi chest. 

It's a bit tilta one of those war 
Qamea, CcfifbatZanefot trrsianca, 
ofjy wrth a tci-fi thama. Tha real 
Lnm Tag it oparatod toy a 
COfnpAny caWlid Wcwid* of Woncf pf 
St {fo»fis o( cantras all over 
Amafki, 

So how does it work aa a 
«pfTqHiter ^ariKi? Not vmy weM has 
to ba tha fint and roof t glaririglv 
obvioua etiMrvaiiQn about this 
9ttnt 

it wat pirograiTim«d for Get tty 
th« davatopm^nt house Pfobe - 
who w^re abo incidcmtallv 
ratpons^le tor a numbei o( the 
Out ffun cofivaritona. 

In fairnasi to Probe thay did ttart 
tha dasign wrtK a fairly sflnous 
handicap - th« inflistanc« of the 
Lanr Tag ownari that ttia 
computv intarpretation be 
corriplflt^ r»on-v«lent, 

PraiTy fiiSI fw any compular 
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that wM pnty hailf thought-out an<d 
an implamantatlon only partially 
carried through. Thi$ would have 
racaivad a luka warm raception at 
a budget titie - but at tan quid our 
advica ia avokt d Hke Itw plagua. 

Th4 b an unfortunate reten* fof 
Gol - «» thDv do havft some 
'^i^Hloni othur titk» about to b« 
- irhed such *■ BionhC 
C&mnnandoaand Wuird Wart. 
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What's noivyiolanl about that you 
may wonder. Wall - the men 
don't actually explode tha targe n 
on their cheita vmpty glow arHJ 
yOu "hil' metaf coynts down, 

Cartam itarr^a are seattaned 
around the f k>or like a gun and 
lengttt of chain - though t>lc^ing 
them up g«rve* no purpose that I 
could work out. 

Aa you scroll up-screen there are 
lencet at tha and of each aactirai. 
Vour man occasi-onallv sticks to 
these agatn for no discernabile 
{•aaon. 

A lank-fifea vehicle rnay rumble 
9crofai tfie ecrevn or a copter 
appears and start «lfaffi«ig you but 



entnely down 10 chance whether 
you hit the target* Or nqt. 

To add to the fruttfation, tArar 
Ta^ia alto en 'agaim the cksck' so 
t}i«t juM at you are trying to work 
out what thff triazM » ffonig on you 
have 10 Stan all twer agam. 

The play area it dotted with 
tpinning satellite dfshet wfiteh - 
according to the irtsttucltont - 
lnci«esa your fire poww wtwn you 
shoot ihem. 

Not io in mv vefsion, t blasted 
away fox aget - aN to no avai- 

ll would b«i pottibie to go on 
Etsting the faults of this game t>ut it 
wouldn't sefve much purpose 
What we liave hera •$ game design 



WoR. Bftar that nviBW it's doubtful 
whettxar you'll be champing at the 
bit to know about fofthcoming 
Luw Tsg conventons. If there is 
no dramatic irrqjrovemenif in the 
eame daai(|n, you will be 
weU-advteed to asve you^ rnK^rtay of 
at least look for another gaina (o 
spend ycRir hard>eafnad pannin 

DO. 

Anvway^ I****' Tj^wirt be 
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eattett e en d £14 .99 dtftlx , a nd 
the Spactrum. CB 99 catsette 
only. 

At th* moment there ar* no 
plana to releate 16- bit warsion«, 
although It's doubtful whether 
this wili ceuse flfeet upset 
among Atari ST and 
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10 be a hard-nosed h^hwny 
star to handle RoadBfaswrs, 
Itia ultirruite driving and 
combat game £.0 far 

In the end only one Tdrmae 
Titan can survive in this 
haJf-cfazed futuie, Who wiJ) 
that warrior be? Can vom 
tieiiver the faial blow? 

Well, vouli need tii^-top 
driving Skills, deadly accurate 
shooting talents and staying 
powef to triumph in this 
haH'Toad ra£«, half combat 
but 100 per cent excitement 
gams. 

US Gold's cetfuwtion of 
this fantastic Atari coin^op, 
based on the Matchbox toy 
car. should be erupt tng, into 
the software «torai snydiev 
now, 

The task of putting 
8o»d6l«Stefi omo ihe 
Con>modof e 64 has fallen to 
Amajting Products, the father 
and son programming team 
responsible for the 64 version 
of OutRun, now pfobabl'^ ihe 
wofid's best' selling gams. 

The aim of RoedBl^tefS it 
to keep right on to ttw end of 
the road - and survive! But 
this game makes OutRun 
k)Ok tike a Sunday afternoon 
pleasure drive. All hell late 
loose as attacks come from 
other cars, bikes, mines and 
road^aWagun 
ainplMaments. 

The car vou drive is alreadv 
equipped with a laeer 10 put 
zap in your zip. The coed 
leads th/ough a progressaon 
of countries with aHertiating 
checkpoints and rally poi4Ms. 

Ttie checkpoints are 
midway goab to aim for wtth 
the promise of extra fuel to 
top up your gas gujczler. Rally 
poima are svnilar to the finish 
linea In onJinary races.tj^et 
there and you have 
completed a race section. In 
ail tliafa are 50 sactions to 




drive as close to the turrets as 
possible. In thai way it's 
possibk; to drive under the 
fire. 

Splkers. These 
prickly looking objects are 
dropped from enemy t^rs. 
Avoid them at all costs. 

Toxic Spills. Hit atve of 
these and you go slip-sliding 
awaiy, 

Tltal's the sum of the 
powerfui^ forces against you. 
But you can even up the odds 
for survival by collecting 
other weapons. 

At certain points in a race 



compete. 

The game ends not if you 
get blown up a few times - 
and yo-u will - but if you run 
out of fuel. AU the route are 
green and red fuel globes to 
coMect, )r» some sections you 
can afford to miss out on a 
few of them but on others it'« 
riKKe or less essential to get 
everyor^ to comptete the 
face section. 

And now for the en«my. 

Command cars. These are 
fast, sleek and heavily 
Brfnoured. They don't 
aciualh/ attack you but if, 
under oorrrul circurnatances, 
yoii collide w)th one, it's a 
wfpe out. They can be 
destroyed if you can get the 
right weapons. Then it's 100 
p^nts for you if yom can 
destroy tttem. 

Stingers. Th<na are fast 
cars which can be d^f oy«d 
if you're ^uiek enough. 
Sometimes they wM ralaasa a 
ft>el pod. You giet 60 points 
for d k.lL 

Rdi leeps or buaeias. 
These zippy madww* can 
appear from noWhere, cut 
you up artd cause crashes. 
Again it's 50 poktts for a kill. 

Motorcycles, Fast and 
Ijsthal if they get in your way. 
lOOpointa^for akiU. 




Mines, At any stage you 
can come a cross single or a 
series of mines scattered dl> 
the highway- Avoid them at 
all costs otherwise the zoom 
wiliturn to boom. 

And when you're at full 
speed, that's easier said than 
done. On some stretches of 
the road, the mines are 
placed in strct^ic patterns. 

Gun Turrets. These are 
foil r>d at the roadside, either 
on their own or in whole 
groups. The barrage they lay 
down can be deadly. Take 
them out and it's 200 points 
added to your score. 

Sometinnes W% best to 





section a support Jet zooms in 
and drops a rvew weapon, tf 
you can dock witli this 
weapon - basically by 
Jetling it drop onto your foof 
- the enemy can take a 
pouncing. But if you crash, 
you los« the weapon. 
Up for grabs arei 
A Cruise Missile. This 
wipes out everything on the 
highway but you tan or\ly fire 
three iim^. 

It's importam that you 
choose the right moment to 
fire - and that's when, ihe 
rodd is packed and a craali ts 




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conversions. 

Work Is underway out on 
the Specifum, Amstrad, 
Commodore, Amiga and 
Atari ST versions, At the time 
of writing US Gold plans lo 
release all verstona durirvg 
June. 



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U8lr>g up extra fuv. But this 
can be a dotible-e^lQad gift . 
At these high speeds it's very 
difficult to react in time to 
anything in your way. 

it should be used sparingly 
to get you out of «£lf^uk 
situations. 

UZ Cannon, This increases 
your fire povvar by atxHJt e 
third. 

This its tN) master blaster. 

Electro Shield. Get this and 
yotJ become invincible for a 
certain lime. 

The CBM 64 programmers. 



Martin Webb, have packed 
si I the garrM^'s original 
(satures into five loads. 

"Wfl'va triod to ke«p 
RoadBldgtanas dose to the 
original as possible/' sakj 
Dennis, who is responsible 
for the game's graphics. Son 
Martin concentrates Of) the 
lirogramming. 

"fJothJoQ ba» been copied 
from OutBuo. "adds M 

Owf/Tun attracted quiir.- a 
feviv adverse comments from 
the critic* trid the Webl?^ 
are, understandably, aiuiiti 
upset. 

"We gave it our best 
shot," says Dennis, "We 
were very proud to have done 
it. i do hope peopie who 
bought the flam** Hnn't f^ei 
cheated." 

The Webbs h«t the big time f~ 
as a programming leam > iia«4biHtwi c<Hiv«tHioi» 

reiathrefyquickty. Their first ' x 

published gerrkas were Af AT ''••'»»• - 

Torque snti Snap Dragon iof \ 
Bubbles us. Then came the 
Commodore $4 OutRvn 
commisaion. AjmJ now 
RoBdBtast9f9. 

Future plans are 
uf>derwraps at the moment. 

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» REVIEWER DAVID BISHOP 

Some time ago Logonon 
released a fiendishly desigrred 
pu»1e g^ma called XOR which 
attracted a modest cutt follmvirhg 
amanast devotees of ihe gendre. 
]^DW AslrdI Software, creators 
of XOR, have come up with a 
sequel called Quadriifian wh^h, 
they hope, will appeal to many 
more rnainstream gftmer&. 
Althcugh by no me^ns 
abandoning the puzzle Influence 
of its predecessor, Ouadratian is 
an attempt to woo the more 
arcade-mirtded punter with 
sllckflr graphics and lqt$ of 
moving Th^^lQ^e5 with the adfled 
attraction of being able to trash 
most o< them with a iaser. 

By the middle c9-f the 21st 
Ceniury, man's insatiable 
iliSOGtite f!X energy hss 
necessitated the daptoyment of a 
nomber of huge nudear power 
stations in permanent orbit 
around the Earth, 

As luck woukj h*v* it, scKtte 
incredibly inconsiderate alien 
Iite-f0rm hes ghosen ona Of th«se 
power stations to live in. f coding 
off the raw energy being 
producBd by the COre of the 
roactof, 

The action take$ p>lace in the 
four levels of the powSf station 
and i% viewed from above 
throtjoh a rrnjlti-directtonal 
scrolling window, HavLng 
selected twp otjt of the stx droids 
availdNe to vo^- your task is to 
guide thofn through the six 
locations on each of the levels, 
mopping up all thir^gs radioactive 
asthfiy go 

But life is never that simple 
and niany of the locations have 
siThflf baen devastated by fire 
causing all the lighting to faiL 
contain hidden contamirvalion 
which only a Gelger counter can 
expose, or are such sensitive 
areas thai lasers are 
automati{!all¥ disabled. 

In faci every location poses its 
own special set of problems so 
ii's imperative to select the 
droids tost equipped to deal v< ' 
each new set of circumstance:; 
&& it con\es along. 





Apart ffom vasi quantities of 
radioacii:ve coniamitiaiion, each | 
roam is packed full of various 
olemenls, some static, others 
moving or movable, but all of 
which pose one probletr) or 
another to the mobJIitv or life 
expectaiv:y of your droids. 

Elements inciude force fields 
which restrict movement to a 
single direction, and Attractors 
lA's! which were originally the 
fobotic work-force on the 
station, but which now are 
charged so that they are drawn 
together when in dose proximity] 
to on« another. 

Rep«liars (R'e) ara th« exact 
opposite to plitrfCtoritpr^^rrinc) 
where possible, to keep their 
distance to each other, A"s and 
fl's can be pushed around the 
room and destroyed by lesef fire 
But. because of the way they 
react to one another, moving 
ore of these highly charged 
e^- robots often causes many 
others in the immediate vicinity 
tooveas well. 

Predicting what effect moving 
.m A or H will have, is one of the 
more challenging ai«p«cts to 
Ouatirali$n. 

' )ch successive level presenis I 
, with a fresh set of ever more | 
lievious p<'oblem$. to solve, as 
well as a new ra*h of aliens to 
blast. As you progress through 
the game you'll learn what droids | 
to u$e where, and will soon 
racogntse all the different 
el^Hnefils automat I caffy, rather 
[han having to continually use 
the console readout scree-rts to 
remind you of what thay are. 

Having progressed this far up 
ttw learning curve you can 
concentrate fulty on the task as 
^tand which is bnth enjoyable 
and dullenging to brain and 
trigger-finder alike. 

All rn alF a fine marriage 
betwe<en arcade and puzzle 
game, rounded off by sofTve nice 
David Whitiakef music, worthy 
of a place in any thinking persorfs 
software colleclion. 



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*■ RCVIEWEH CHRiS JENKINS. 

I remeinber when Jeff Minter 
wa$ ih6 t3ft6 remaining hop6 in 
rhe garn«s software industry, the 
last of The wiid-«Y^> 
shaggy -haired indeperidents 
ctiutning our craiv gsftse* 
guaranteed to pop your eyebsiis. 
VVhai a disappointment, than, 
ihat JoH has failed to meet the 
chaiifif»ge of the Alat\ ST and the 
Amiga by coming up with e3m«$ 



hdvfi' been ntce backgrounds rf ii 
weren't for the cotlon wool 
(:<<HJds and featureless ski-es. 

The plot? Minimal, VouVea 90 
foot high dQath'Spitting 
neutronium'shieH-ded 
rrvBga-camel, and you have to 
blast thousands of Spratfis. 
resembling Pacm«n, glwsMof 
lager, dgar«ne ends, t«i«phone 
boxes - you kr>OMV, lh« usual 
stuff. 

Vou car% shool in any direction 
white running along rhe grour>d 
or leaping through the air to drop 
|j<0mb$. Collecting £pEci<dl tokens 
adds bonus points, and at Ehe 
end of every round, if you aren't 
grid, and goodr>as$ knows what 






^^appens Itien because I don 
think anyprffl would have th« 
pa-tienctr to do it. 

A big disappointment really, 
iitstly because Icon Des^grn have 
done absolutely nothing to 
enhancfl the game in trartsf erring 
it 10 the ST, and secondly 
because Jeff M inter should have 
been able lo come up '^ith 
something much more 
impressive than this by now. 

For «ome reason which t$. 
cofDpletely beyond me this Atari 
ST v&rsion of Revenge II camis 
an endorsement Irom a 
Commodore 64 magafirhfl. 

What is the point of that? Fof 
what possible reason would an 



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as amartng as were ha early 
efforts on the CfSfnmddore 64, 

Not thai Fevenge Wis really 
Jeff's work; while the cofieepCs 
jcleniical lo that of his eight-bit 
versions, aJI the pfogrannming 
work was done by Icon Design, 
and a fight hash they've mode of 
ft. 

Having thousands of sprites 
dashing around exploding is fine 
on an eight bit machine, but on 
an ST we expect something in 
the way ot graphic 
SOphisticaliion. 

All we have here is lousy 
sound effecls, and chunky 
lOW'respEution sprites 
performing in front of what could 



reduced to a collapsing skeleton 
by collisjorts with baddies, vou 
are reTurf>ed (o rhe Game Grid, 
Here you have th# option to use 
your bonus points lo by/ new 
weapons, including Big Bullets, 
Smart Bullets, extra shields and 
exira camds. 

Then it's lima to choose the 
neHt tone you wani to tackle on 
the grid 4you can pljy through 
the game in any one of dozens o1 
directions! ar>d return to the 
mayhem. 

Each grid? one you've played 
beconrtes transparent if you've 
completed it, or marked With a 
cross if yc3u died. The only aim n 
to compteie lOO per cent of the 



ST owner want to know whether 
or not the game was any good on 
the W? 

That gripe aside it is st'tU nice to 
see Masteftronic whacking out 
16 bit titles al C9 39, Sure 
Revenge II is not the best thing 
either of them have ever done - 
but remembet just a couple of 
issues ago - the excel lertt Sfda 
Winder - thai was a C + VG 
Ganw of the Month, so i am 
Slicking with M'tronic for the 
time being. 



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At laSI JldaCftriT vw!iK>n of Qui 

Aun. Th«S^ ^33 bean A 

k>ngtimetMii.^.,,,^ „, US GohdtHitit 
has been wtmh the wait. 

There can't b« a conmnttt 
fliarTMis fan in the country Mho 
hasn't b<t now had a go cwt thw tMst 
drhring ootn-op ever released. Ef 
you haiv«n't, |usi let me [iescntra it 
as flvery red bloocled male's 
fattu«Y ' Fflfcari TastAioasa. an 



open Californtan coasial hJohwey. 
9 h«aut<fu) tslond L>e&ide you, and 
ihesun in ihvsliv 

Th« &-Nt v«f«ifins rAefliv4d a 
rrvJMKl rvctptjon^ From th« 
raviiawsrs bur the 'Oamss ptaying 
pubbc kweci it - mafcing u iha b«t 
wHbns gsfTw ot Last ymar. »Ha 
.0' PI 1 C ^- VG rR«d«m G«m« ot 
sh'.f yi>,)r at tha Golden Joyvticka 
Awards. 

If you are kiCky en^ugn to own 
an ST you are In fof a traat. The 
best thing about this version is that 
It ts Out ^un m rts entJnny 
0Kt«ndad p(ay levels, the m"" -' 
the ar>d al each aosaion khc 
you vow (xogrvw, *nd nio»> t»i i r,n 
grapkical thrUls and tpiii of the 
coin- 00 art rwt. 

Don't oel me wrong . Thtt 
i» fl far tforn p«rf ect conversion - 



out It doet »ucce«d m getting tho 
fun and exptenteni 0t the cotn-op 
across on a horn* m»chir»e m a w«v 
thit tt>a Gth^ v*«tion* W to. That 
in itself H a consKleroble 
achiavanwnt. 





ffirvwig« otDott. la Imagine the 
Oftty fOftwaro hoyso turning out 
d«ciairit AiTotr^d garrteis thes« 
day«7 

Of courte. il'i tha oki« ^ki 
Bf«ak(Kit,' Tonic 

THes/Ad^ct^M/Ttaa/Atkmnoid 
1 fomiula n-nuds, ne-nwdellad 
grid rernsrltetfld. But it's still a 
damn gtwd gww worth iheUing 
out for. 

The Amitrod vsfsion is probably 
th* hardest of all the Sfvakout 
ck>n«s I've pLayed . It took an 
Aniernity io clear the fust 
screen^dye rriamly la the fs^ tHat 
th« first tine of bricks riad to hit ai 
least Three Times before 
dtsappearir>g and ih.3t th^ b«t 
movfrrrwni ws* so stow. It WM Ska 
piaying in trsacte. 

However, once the first Rr» of 
defence cfumbles things becoma a 
rrttte easier. 

The iM«Bpon capsules come 
thick and fast, dropplnig not just 
singly but in lA^oie dusters, 
making it drfficuit to choosa wtiich 
one to go for. I often found I got 
■^ Damn good gornt. 





Tte la«Tit>Q appeal of ihts Isirty 
stmptt, against the dock, drjving 
cKafonga hat hatn eisstly 
rncf ew$d by thu »cklitk>n of umftrtA 
game piAY o0tkHis. 

Gr^phtcs an conipetent in this 



voraion ^ thoiiijJi not pn lh« super 
isague. Tlwy anm't very imooth. 

Ap«M from thna moina about 
ihe animsiiork the drawmga 
themsatvaa Ar« fm« 

What reatv ^ts th« ST \»raion 



«P9rt from Ihe M and Spaccy 
rafwiaringa of Out Hun a i1» 
iOUfid. Hara is the Out Hunmuw: 
an a home lyalem for the first lima, 
^ouftaay of Oav« Whiitafcer., 
probably the b««t computer muao 
afCHifd nam thai Hobbard h«» 
h<}ppe4 off California. 

US Go^ can httaaih a hefty Sigh 
of reitef with ihia version of the 
ijfiliani Sega coin op. A tox was 
expected of rhc Ufst Ifi b*i ve^aion 
and no one rveed be umbarraaaed 
about II, 

If you vwn «n ST you vmpty 
rrvusm't be wiliHDui a copy 0( Ouf 
Bun. A game to keap coming back 

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bas sud4sn>v fatten ii| and ortly the 
mAQic herb tvbich can tw found st 
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rhrough ar>Qther 128 efwrrgv 
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as I Mfi'i b0rk«3tlv see anyorw 
compiteting ihisoama. if you 

pl^ytd and tovwf the miigirui 
Gurrisofsyau are eithef going 10 
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disappainred, both for tho snnn« 
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cavernous iinleriof. Bui R2-D2 
breaks out of tha call using his 
probe arm. The task is riow to 
escape and r«ach the surface, 
where, unbeknown to the 



ProidS, Jord and Thall are 
waiting aher loHowing the pod.' 

Who are Jord and Thall? I hear 
you ask. Sorry but that's r^ot 
explain^ in ihe^ game notes. 

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aatomaTfcallv foHows. 

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areas, (he top two thirds being 

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same game as the' original bur with 
new ftoorplgns and a couple of 
new monsters 

WH'gin I &ay the same game, I 
i^afty tTHi^n rhi» lis rhe s^mv goTie 
program Thei lazy Gwmans have 
kept the s^rrvs eKceXant swnpled 
rnusic on (he ntla page and high 
score lab)es, the annoymg lactof 
of all the Gharactors lcx:kpr»g the 
iAms unless you have a one meg 
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ra<;ui'«J, rush OLtt <tnd iioat 
vourson to nior» of th« saiTA 
quality arcade acikNi, II r»oi, nead 
on 

Gaf/rsonis not so much a 
Gatrntfpf variant, but rather a 
slranght clone- Up to five different 
charactefi can entar rha caa tia, 
altfiQugh only two can be in pipv at 




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oi>ce, aach having theJr own ^oc 
and bad poirtt& Th^se st^ts can be 
altet«d, for barter m Aorsa, 
through quaffing orw of the may 
ponJQns lyirig around the place, 

Howewe-J, nothing shvn of f 
RiiraclB is going to cto the elf any 
good, who wvhilfJ heing very nimble 
footed, isacompleie wimjiand 
rapidly cncds up as monaTer 
fodder . 

Locked door$. secret doors and 
brnakati'le door$ help bar the way. 
while heys ^nd toleport^ aid in 

i(:irCMmf>flvigiiiTr><g thtrrTi. And allttH; 
whi>a tfia litrgflst and meanos: 
COltflCtiCti of unfflenrily sprMBS 
ev^rv lo occtipy a dungnon lor 
tower) ar^ lining up to b«lt you. 

The play ^re^n is not only larg«, 
but scrolls fairly quicJcly and 
smoothlv, even wtien weighed 
down by the rnassod hordes of 
monstefs out to toasl you. Soma 
of The awines are particularlv 
r^asty, just like the programmers 
sense of hurrwur with levels 
Bntitlsd O^iuKQ Pain 2, SunTHmaf 
Games III and Oinnar f Of Ona. 

Oediih is,as avar,an evaryday 
[vitilem. Not just dying, but the 
biuke in [he black outiit welding 
the $<cythe, roocty to chop any 
regular tiero down to size. Jn your 
rip1nn^. there's tt^ smart bomb 




6tyle scro4l< and cNh.'vi m ii:.j:i 
chunks of meat and fi^t aid k}t$ to 
rafuir soma of iha dama^ 
afterwards. 

And so it Continues, pToWema 
and pu tiles, oodles of hacking and 
Slaying and magic, sampled ef feels 
punctuating ihe dulf ringingi nniSf; 
that perrrteates the gaitie, an-d the 
e)icelient music when it's all finally 
Over and the t^uMl ha-s coine 14 
afidend. 

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G'Sftsen i then the question is do 
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extra set of levels. If you haven't, 
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certain tasks. For instance, rrvove destroyed by chucking crystals 



left or right. Ihtow a crystal, 
duck, go up OT down irt 9 lift. 

Moving around the cave 
PVSM99S tt'iQf e are altens of 
varying strength. Ttnese can be 



31 them 

R2-D2 and C 3P0 each rac« 
other hazards. There are 
controllable obstacles ^Kich are 
op&rated v\a consoles. Once a 



cortsole has been taken ovcif . 
using the appropriate card, the 
card IS dtrstroyed. 

The operating of th« consoie^s 
forms, a 9ub game. When R2'D£ 
plugs H nto one the screen 
«wiichM (o this subgame. It 
consists of sevefl ct>>oured 
bICHcks, which correspond to the 
seven octwm, which will bfmk in 
a (randorrili sequence. 

You must then taanacl this 
sequence using th& cursor. Th« 




hBrtfef thf levd the tongor the 
sequence. 

The obstacles include opening 
and closing rubbish ctiules, 
flia^r^etSr sprinklers, sparks and 
doors. 

The main fauH ot the game ties 
in the icons. Virtually everything 
tt^e drojd does is controlled by 
them, even down lo moving left 
or fight. The simpte act of 
changing direction bocofnes 
exceedingly tedious and turns an 
already unexciting game ir>to a 
boring one. 

Dreary Driw'ris stwuld be 
avoided 

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AmsUad, Cornrnodiorefi4 - from 
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There «re no plans for \B bit UBf- 
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Com mod ore Amiga owners, 
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^ suFPLitft Firebird 

^ neVIEWER MATTBIELBy 

It's quite bi/arre, this or*. The 
tir&t shoot- 'emup to take place 

in the QIC QVQr Cpr(}'^3t<0fi Stf64t1 

You conuoi a iiTile ^i>ace man 
who flies along dodging 
telegraph poles and TV aerials, 
as wtA] an The prsr^uttsite 
<',r 'nations of alien blobs, over a 
I Linage ope of tQrf3c#d Kou&e$. 
Wh^n ) lived in a norttiern townr, 
I iff? was newer like this' 

This slight 'innovation', if you 
cDu'ld cal! it lhi>t, is the nearest 
thing Firebird's n^m^ geiS tO 
'~jri<r]ir>al thought, and even that is 
^uun lost as vou ontar a mora 
:ii3r>dafd svslem of tunnels and 
Stuff for the JaiBf stages. Still. 
evflo Itioygh ihis is nothing more 
ihan a bog-siaodard, fur\-of- 
the mill, th row -a -Stick-in- th«- 
Vi r gif i-ga me- shop and- vou ' "-*iil 
f ittV' of rhsiTi shoot 'em -up, it 's 
still a pfeEty good garnfi. Despite 
j11 ttiQ advances w^'ve made in 
computer games, for sbe«r 
p^ayabilitv all ovtt destruction is 
sliJI hard to beat 

"Destroy the alien waves" is 
about the nearest th« packagirtg 
gets to a ptcjl lirw apart from the 
■nfo on thfr back informing u« 
thai if 15 the sequel to Sidewtie. 
which we could hardly have 
forgotten smce thai was only out 
towards ihe end o( last vear* 
and thai is no bad thing. We all 
know what to do, just throw me 
straight imo the action sav I 
Which is precisely what the 
(janw does. There you sre on a 
^■- ->«n that scrolls quite fast to 
■'..- right, indulging in pretty fast 
"■", -itick waggling to avoid the 
Adves of aliens. You start Off 
tjQuipped with a b^i^z high 
powered laser gun which is what 
vour weapon always reverts to 
when qny picked up extra! run 
out of luice. 

Lucky you, there are a couple 
cf E marked energy pods and a 
weaponfy icon floating ihere 
Fight if> front of you, whicti 
enables vou lo select one of the 
higher powered guns from the 
display at the bottom You "I! 
I II d it too. becau^ the bad 
yuys come at you thick and fast, 
and the proximity of the roof 
tops rneans there feally i^n't so 
much room To mgve- B-eSJdPS 



being hit by an alien, vou die rf 
you touch the roof, or if the 
chimneys of the otherwise 
ordinary looking houses belch 
out an indestructible bullet at 
you. Heyi Not fairl i thought the 
native aliens on thi^ poMV 
backwator planet Cm trymg lo 
rescue were on our side* 

As with all gomes of this type, 
of course, practice mskes 
perfect, and as you learn the 



tr^el Over an icon to get to use 
any of thiem. For certain parts of 
the garrw though, having a 
weapon that throws out a wall of 
five bullets in front of you is 
almost essential 

You can tel( of course, thai 
this is almost v'Ouf g«f»eric 
shoot- em-up, Lots of w«apore 
and erwrgv pOdS tQ collect, 
waves of aliens to beat, and, of 
course, the big mummv alien .it 



you're not the jaded old gamer 
*ith a hundred games similar in 
your cupboard, then pick (his 
one up. It won't blow your sock;, 
off. but you could do oh so much 
worse. 



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4 the ihimntyi ipsw bombs, ttt9 T^a f'vfi kiUt Coiopotion Sfroet ^^oj nav rf 
tik« thiit 

various attack farmations artd 
frow to deal with them, ycm 
progress a lot further into the 
game. Or>e thing to bear in mind 
is that not only does the screen 
keep scrol9in>g after volj iosC' a 
fife, but you are mvulrMwabte for 
the first few seconds after yo^i 
reappear. What thi« amourtis to 
is that if there is a particularly 
tricky obstacle that you firvd 
impossible to get past, you can 
beat i( by strategically dying just 
before it appears, and then using 
the scrolling o( (he screen and 
your brief invulrverabil-ity to gel 
past it- Of course, this means 
sacrificirig a life, SO it is up to you 
to decide if it is worth d. In yout 
choice of weaponry you do have 
a shield which comes into play 
when you hold down fire to 
pfOvide the same service, but it 
soon runs out if you uS« it at all. 
Other weapons include 
Surround fire, bullet fire and a 
an-iart bomb, though you need to 




A latar iiagms, Oftd th^ back 
groa/idt gtt foti ttittt* orindory, 

the end of each Iqvd, Despite ihe 
wicJe ran9e of shoot em gps 
that eKist for all you Speccy fans 
out tftera, this one (k»es leave a 
plessanii taiste in the mwjtfi. If 



ii..} f iivif a wet origlrtai i y 
availablei only the Speccy. and 
later converted to the C64. tiow 
the seqyel CrofswUe is out, and 
though at ihd moment the' e is 
only tHs on« version, who ia to 
uy thai it wiir never f>e 
transftrrvd to other machineiT^ 





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ARI25: Road Sports. Somt QVi vt 
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dmc [DO littlt powd in iomt pirti of tht rtv 
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howf*«r. dilivKi power effonleuly. from 
low down Ttgh up to muimuni tp««d At 
Ptfformince Bikti. magazint wrott whtn 
comparing all the l2S'i The Kawasaki ii 
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With its luperhlf sweet engine, the 

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a "perfect learner two-stroke . . , 

handles brilliantly. . . brakes 

itop tht bike on a sixpfnce. . . 

unconditJonaJljr recommend tdl 

KHXI21' Country Spotlf. Tht 

tMl \i developed directly from Kawasaki's 

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all tbe new Ql\ iflduding riding them 
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voted (he KUK top of the lot. 

Dirt like Rider tnagaiine rated 
(he KNI "the trickeii lU on street 
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ibe KHX is as brilliant on-road as il is 
of I- road. 

The Kiwatakt Launch Pad Packaft. 

tl fou bujf anjT new learrter^legal Kawasaki. 

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r^i^Jni-catcfi your Intomn, if [ wan 
igllin you ih«t h'M a croM batwaen 
pjnban «nd SriMiAoL/r, you might bt 

f ut If I vii>»r« to taA you that th« 
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pncit»« tjqilofmslpiian pimati.; 
mrctifnf w«mfmt«*l«ilone and 

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MlCROlUUtfONS ACtlVlStOM 

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/^tfvipmwJs a Dkw r.i|)ftrtinM f of 
Amiga aoftwwa. taiung it into a 
field that ofTi^f ttva Amiga can 

CfHi*. >- 

tft mtmk battl« gam« wl>ef« iha 
mam otiiibt b to find your mmfff* 
iri toyouroMnbua. 
t you can b» cciaMrks 
b¥ biownti up ¥»r>oui typos 
of biiildii^. 

Finding tha tnvnKv'ft baw 4^9* 
can ba y«ry <^icult, a« t<]fna of the 




bat to bph a bounddg tut aH over 
four lavsls iuH of ftvHifl pMi ^fp. 
taiddy b«irB, ■pbning diilb, 
boundna Atari logo*, ftMtnationc 
of iaptodlng bncitt, rotating 
plantW, tnd lighf up bCfiMt 

targatt, 

Thi B^iTw Btara on ttm lvft>lwnd 
atda of the ttw )a>va<, whara 4i*baN 
(froiw orttoyour bat inm thataf^of 
ttw ictaan. You can nip ytAif bl1 
o<*9r by praaaloQ lh» firt button, 
■wapping twiwaan tha fiat af>d 
an^iad aldaa to control tlha boun^ 
of thabafi. 

Whan you vyhack tha b«M olf tha 
to r^ght it diuppaari off iha 
KraRFi^ bouncing off obiactawftkli 
mpc<^d by tHpkxlIng, (MntdAg 
<(^ga), aquaaking iladdM, 
boinging tapringal and In aom* 
cmmt tcoring you bcnU« poinfi. 
Aa vou FTwva iha bai around tti« 
icnan ehaaina tft^'t^H, ytni'U tm 
■orm jncnma OTfiflth-icrfiilnO 
my tt>' plana backgr^rKf «ff«cti. 

Soma of 1t>am»wtr>a ob^cta you 
ancourttar ^jH «f oda ma tiza of 



Ken«ri» ate rather large. I «ven 
got lost ifl my own baao tof a ivtiilef 

You 5te<rt orff with a choice of ' 
thraa (iftfarant wayt to p^ay itw 
Oama, againsr a friiand on rha aomfl 
computer . *gainst tha CQcnputAf or 
ajgamti a friand vte a modam. Aftar 
your aotactkui has b«en made a 
cfyyka of lhrs« laruk* r» givfln. 
Scorpion. Shadow Ova Mare 
XJ1; I prafer the Soofpwn at h can 
tail* tha most hits and ii tho 
all^ptMpoaa i*nk. 

Thagama ftarti witb you in your 
buftkar; in itta twwo ptayir ^Ama ih« 
saaan i« tplii dciwn th« mnldla to 
ihow both afaaa, otharvriaa your 
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Now all you hava to do ^ to aaarch 
And destroy rh« enemy's flag. On 
your long journey you vM 
arKOuntar haiicoptara, gun 
i^mplaoamami, barradti, prison 
c^mpa, fuel ckHnpa and the ftag 
ivxjfia. 

SloMring up a fuat dump wii 
raauit in an in ci ia a a of fuel Mule 
b'oM^ up a priaon camp wflt 
"<a33ila you to raaeun «omB of your 
rrwi If you rrwiaoe to reacua ^h 
men and return Ifiem aafaty bade to 
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mod«l9, though 
w^ithoul thatamu i.t-.-. ^. . 
whi220 sound and Qraphics. 
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the Amatrttd as we haven't 
saan « copy yat. but h Is 
Intfirasting to noi« tha greai 
numbart of high quality 
~§^'man g«nia« coming into 
.^B CO u n try th rou gh o u r 
biggest sohwara housais. 

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producffig a larnmy tmar 
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To find The flag you luw« 10 look 
for a ipecif k building wMch is wary 
heavily guii'dBd. and diafa can ba 
up to CMO dufTuny buidlngt to 
destroy first. 

Tha graphica aia of very high 
{fualitv. a i peri alhf Hw men running 
at oivar the •craan. T}«e eound 
effects an l&ee real enpiosiorta, an0 
that iplat fa (ust gnafi '• 

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ruah <HJi and buy this, then you are 
mlaiinQ one of the beat gamn , 
around ^^eipomrisaatting / 
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it cotiiC'Bmi. during Juno. Th*re Is 
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but the Microiilu«ii»rtB7AcUvlsion 
arrsngsment g^ves yen loads to 
took OLTt fcr at around thla tlm«, 
tnchidlng Fa^ry Tal* Adv*niura, 
^lactic lrvua*ian and tha uuely 
bl4«rrstounding ''Rdmaratie 
Encountars at the Oorna", ia 
which yau piky aithsr a mste or 
fsmsle chsraciar In • ti range 
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your ilfa from biriht 10 dssrh. 
maidng good, tud, «illy or 
ridiculous dacisi&ns aboul 
school, careen reatatioiwhios etc 
end take tKa contaquancss 

It wet sn Intarsstlnfl concept ~ 
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apt>aaled to onty s (<lny ipitinority 
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Organised crime ijartgs rul4 

stipreme^ And bolSfiS don' I come 
bigger Ihan Mr l)ig. Your brorher 
A'as Bent off 10 inu^tigate inio 
t/vhat ol 'Bhggv tKiy w^s up (0 
Untorturiatflfy, ha was caugh^t arwJ 
murcJefBd- Vou, b«ir)g Itie 
camptait? riMtltr t^I VQU 9'^' hak/e 
decided to go. BingHehandedly. in 
his f ogitsiepE- And irv lo fid ihe 
world of h^r Big. 

You race ^nto the ciTy of 
Scurinvilie, where your enemy 
!urt(s. Five different areas wajl ^qt 
vQu 10 run (hroiuHgh before yxHi 
finally reach Ihe final 
confrontatiion. You begin your 
quest on lh« top fICKir of a 
nnulti storey car park and rhe 
aqcitoo starts. Heimeted 
motofbikvrit rude ai you full p«^ 
actos* I he scre<sii, jyst asiii^ to be 
kicked off A qucK flvmg kick or 
two is enough to send these 
bumfaces to a more level 
confrontation. Or> esch Jewel of the 
c^r park, onc» morarcyclist has d 
Das^all bat Hit turn enough 
tifmti 10 kfiock hfm backwards, 
the-n iak« it and b<ngo. RortA^adu 
goes Abac kv whacky wtih a bit of 
wOtid The bat ^breS doLibki 
"'ageaqdin-sl oppononls. A 
■ f requiring fou-r punches 10 

bflnd him roll'rtg off screfif!. Only 

r^eeds two hits wuh ihe bai, so 

sofTvefhirrg defmn&iy wonh 
trangmg onto Defeat all the bikers 
and you omeige from iho c^r park 
into a sivaz y »ifeet. And I mean 

really &kDa;y. 

Your assailants on ihi^ li|vi>l arf 
j and this is putting it blunily. lJdn^■^ 
Qf uncertain virtue 4nd pimps. A 
nasly touch tiftre ts Ihe girt's 
iTi«ih>od' of attack . Sfw 9 tabs you 
tirrrtly by the siioutflfir$. then tnirfss 
iiflf knae in youf groin Tha pimp's 
I mam v^&,aoon is his gun He'll 

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then fire one of his six shots at you. 
After tha(, h^ |usl lays im sVflh his 
>i/vjilkin9 cane. Beat up a levt/ of 
them, and: it's off to the city paf* 
Vie 90. 

A qwfck joke What's the 
definition of beans on toast. 
Ekintieads on d raft What'stbai 
QQt to dQ with ihe game? Well, in 
ttte park, you are assaulted by alt 
skinhea<ls great and small Ore$$ed 
identicalty, the smraller skiAh^ads 
wril lump up at you and nut you in 
the fflco, the largei AiLl ju»t punch 
VOU. Wade ihiough the$«. and by 
now the garner gluing a Imie 
drfficyJt, and you're onto Ihfi 
shopping mall, where you get to 
beat up the Beast4« Boys and tome' 
powef saws that look lika-dogs. 

The 65s are amafingly tall, v*\.--.^\ 
padded jackets and very hard to 
hit. The do0S are fny. but thai 
doesn't stoo t^om from savagfng 
you, star(ir>g from your ankles. Gst 
past ttiom and it's into 
the bar lArhere you'll find tfie EliE) 
Boss. t)ut only if you can Qflt pasi 
his heavw^. who bear s striking 
resefTtblanca to Frankenstein. 

the graphics ate the best of ihjs 
typ* that l'v« seen on the 64, 
Crisply portrayed ar>d tKauhfuHy 
animated, the word class is written 



all over the game. Just kK>k a I trie 
screens on this page and ypu'll see 
what I mean Well, really yo<i 
*on't. 

The great thmg about this game 
is tfte animation. Your chaiacivr 
doesn't mirtce like some I could 
mention, oeitfwf does he glide . Ho 
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Mt Bk9. is fantasiic. He conws 
on screen dout>le'd up and wades 
towards you, swrf^giftfl his arms 
ihreal^ningly Ha had to band 
over, by trie way. because ha 
swouMn't fit on the screen any 
Qlher way. He is huge' Destroying 
him IS just a matter of having a 
couple of live^ left jnd i:[>rktinua1iv 
hitting the fire button. OrK:e your 
defeat htm, you sea, welL I'll let 
you find out for yotirsetf . 

The sound IS vif'tstl and very 
much wrih the game Different 
pieces ol music accompany each 
level, jind jill arf; v^ry synlhlike 
Sound effects are spoi on, too. 
with youf aluminium baseball bat 



making a plf^ sound whenever 1 
hits body 

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the 64. and a loi oi cnlicism was 

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tisiened to those complafnts verv 
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■t re number ene_ Easily the best 64 
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scandalous rumour that Targel 
Fenegsda'sMr Gig bears an 
unrflnny likenesS to Ocean's 
rtlilnitgir>g director Jon WoOdi. 

And looking at the tantalbing 
ctose-up mirvi acfeen ol Mr 
Big's mush, ihara may be 
something in it. 

From what irresponsible 
source do these malfciotte 
comments originate? From 
Ocean.Tmagiriie's own publicity 
puoplfl. would you bBliewB Isn't 
(hat inlsresting? We didn't 
think so either- 

Anyway. the Spectrum 
Target Rtfrtvgade is already on 
sale ff7 9S cassette . £14 3£ Plus 
3 dtsk f with the Amstrad 
version [fB 95 .'€11 95) seeing 
the light of day towards ihe end 
on May. 

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since iht'v'ft' jlwvavi sha*n. m 
whiTtl I CSfH^CiiiDv lilted ttw 
shuffling a^isianl, the pinch faces 
liJi qitis. and the crgtri}V o\d ladies 
pusliing the Trolteys imp your fool. 

UnlonunatBlv, llwfe isn't much 
ex{:iternenl in ihfl process of 
marching for The ri^hi &h«lves, 
dumping the 900^5 and making 
youF way bacif Id lN^ tills for 
snothef trdliev and .arvQihcr 
iissfgnmoni Yuu havff lo dvoid 
bumping into custoTTfOfs ar>d 
obiects, oTherwi&G you'll get the 
s,ack, Knocking piles of lins alloiuw 
Xhs ttoor is a iiankutariy bad mov'e. 

Overall, then. Sup&rlrolfeyis a 
nice-tookinQ game- wiih jyst not 
ernJugh gameplav involved. I'm 
Sure Jim Could ha\s fixed 
someitiidfl better if tw'd made the 
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A b»t af ^n o4(fty^ iflfo. If I'va 
got Ih* story nght, this game rs the 
result of a toiter to J/mW f/*r ff. 
Apparently somw [ittle lad wanted 
10 sea hts gaiT>Q d^si^n tu<rned into 
real eodtS, ar>d silver-haired goad 
fainii' Jimmy Savile roped in the 
.3m)3Dle Mastertfonit guv^ to do 
thg l^usJnes.? The fe&ult. as you'd 
enpett, ispretly naff 

St/fKrr^tJi'/eiir, it tfanapires, 1$ a 
game of STrategv and memorv 
Vou Starr off as s super marke-t 
dogsbody, and your aim ra to win 
promotion by comptetDng \aiJn% vn 
th^ 9llot»d time Your first task, for 
mstancti, is to stock up brnsad. and 
you have 47 Qarn« minutes to do it. 

eefare letting off you mu»t ^tick 
pfiCA labels bn a ptie of packets, 
which tsfces a couple of gan^ic 
mrfiut&S, then it's on lo the gome 
proper, m your miserable looking 
flunky pushes a trolloy full of bread 
abound th& stuporn^rket m search 
of the ri^hl counter. 

Despitti the fact Ihai lh« playirig 
0rea scem» to be only something 
like 8xS screens, it's probably a 
(jood idea to make i map of the 
shop, since mosl of Ih4 3-D 
nr^rjciH'ciiiive scenes havia at least 
• ITS. Display^ b«kiiA ih« 
,....ui;.i show the objects you are 
carrying, th* food type on the 
cdut^ier ah^ad of vou, tfte day, 
week, time and score. 

The (jraphics ore cfeve^ly 
designfjd tti avoid colour clasfubs, 
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TfoltfiY ifl eight- v«« r in e lud a d in 1 he s how af f ■■ r f r A ndrew was 

old Andrew Collett He wrote Andrew apparently devised appearing on the stiow with 

to the Jim'tl FtM fr programme the game but the programming Jimmy Savile 

back in 1985. However, it was done by the talks bi Meanwhile. Mesiertrontc has 

wasn't until December \9S7 Matter1ror*ic no plana to release Suptr 

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why not Try fhe ■same old fofmula 
#gain ftrHl See if anvone nonces 
Afte-T all, you won't be the first - 
and p^Dt>4blv wan'i bs thn Last - 
to try thts lactic to pm on« ovtjr on 
fhe puntcft. 

Cynical, moi? Vdu bot t^Ltfierl 
Bui vou can't tall me that 40? 
BriOeid, Space Acm^oan'X h^ve 
moffl than a passir^ $ifnilarrtY id 
that other rnf ograrn** tihoot *flrn 
up. Ptohibitson. which ftaAlf was a 
cepv 0* the com op callod £mptf0 

OK , so Thi$ "new" f«le^«# tias a 
diffaien! scflndrio, sarm> tnchv 
extra frills and additionn! levels, but 
i1'^ baucaMy Une &.imu wh^n it 
comes to sitting down and playing 
ihe rhing 

That's not to sav t*# EnMd 
isn't lun I fo^jnd mvsalf getting 
quill" addictpd, de^prtg rriy rnFtial 
irntation at tho tack ot origin^ility. 

The Pfotfibition, you n«d to be 
quick pn ih« trigger and fast on 
your fiKit to defeat llw uarious 
nsstios that come at you. 

Lee Enfield 'n a time- tfavelling 
troubto-stKKiier. or as ih^ blurb 
would have ft. a troubi*^ hooT^f ' ? 

T Masharnonstar. 




I5 this lorne tttrt of Franch spactal 
a^tint we ask ourselves^ Lee zips, 
aroudn ihe timt^-^ones dealing 
tteattt and destruction to baddies 
where evo* tfwy may be Irnding. 
Do«9i^'t thai make voy feel Mfo? 

HflfO he finds tiimsflff in the 22nd 
Century, tiaitl^ng tite lorcios of the 
mvsicrioui ViHlow Shadow in an 
sttampt to rescue has aid nvta. 
Bill. 

M«anwhitfi. t»ck at itv raview. 
Lot '■ri'ds himself blasting wvay at 
robot soldiers, ai«n. rncruien, 
sn«aky snipers and even iibstrKt 
apparitions. ■ know fiow hefe^s, ) 
get abstract apparitions aifef 10 
points of T^akstons Old Fecuim 
too . . , 

Load up thegame. aind instead 
of a backdrop which ctDnjuiffs up 
images of Al Caporw'i. Chfcd-gti m 
the roaring twenties, you see a 



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complete with damaged buildmps. 
designer pipffiArorii: and those nasry 
miiniitKis of the Y-ellow Shadow 
ready lo gun you down Quickly 
movirtgi your giLtn$.ight. you zero irti 
On lh<> target and bit ihip 
f^re buttOTi- Sudda-buE4c(a budcia' 
Vaah, got one' At the bottom of 
ttte scroofl a little arfow hyht^up to 
point 1^ wey to your next targst, 
and so it goes You get an audible 
"courtt- down" between targets - 
MeafB whict^ get faster e» you 
franticaSy saafch the screen for the 
hiddeo sniper. Can't find the 
target? Shame on you. Laeef-fire 
rips into your shields and you lot^ ft 
"life ■ 1&«for» the gu>n«ight goes 
"automatic" and proceeds to 
5how you wtwie the enemy who 
kHIed" yoo was hiding. You'll 
rerriefnber ne*f tirrw, won't you^ 
Yes^ after o iow sossiofis you get lo 
know whefe the next targeT will be, 
3li hough tlie gamo doesap»pear to 
throw them at you more randomty 



than Prohibition did. Oti yes. the 
quii:k«f you lap the target the 
more you scon. 

To move ftom level to level yoi- 
must defeat ih« Awesome Wobb . 
BallDOn. mwe commonly known ■ 
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hiis to destroy and if s hard to 
QSf a direct shot at the thing, Su; if 
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Graphics on the Spectrum 
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Cffiakf and the sounds are bashc 
Spectrum bleop^ and burps. 

Le« £n(ield'tsn't a tiad game, but 
It's still jusi a copy ol Pfohibtthn 
with f f mis and as thai sHrxild be a 
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budget felease and, i1 ) may to 
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peiiftc««(9anii«tk>n. Ydur 
coUMgua LBiia hat twoo capiurad 
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group GeldrB. and ytiur task is to 
^ h«f b#^, 3t which point I 
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Tha gwnv't *»t in «n sbwlonad 

pl«ntv of oppofik^oitv for leaping 
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ItMpa of tvfW and mufway*. 
Ev«rY so often vckj'II pan s 
OoDfwav. Sctmci valabedKl n 
amrnuntliDn wtwM - Conl^ifung 

bullffix wfiM:>i kill in orw *hoi 
wlito oth«n ar« juft uisf ul for 
hkfing b«Nnd, Hidinofrom vvhal. 
vou may nk? V^MI. tha G«klfa 
goor« «r« on i>i« hxiltout (or vou, 




A Makm ivf» y^vr aim it nvt- 
RoiiicfcN^ QoMt fi^ itii», om of th* 
tMmvr coirt-op comrafiiona Of 
ra>e«nt tTKinihs and orw of the fvw 
d«<:«m cwmas of it> kind «in Ihs 
Atari St. 

A horizorMaUvaefOttinfii 
pi/ifform»-*rHH«dd«n 
ihQQt''«Ti-Mp, RoAny Thundmi 
camt you «n iHb roia of AtMtr»», a 
maw ngmx of en inianwionii 



tad ttwf'tt ^boot vou, punch yow, 
or throw bomba m\ you if th«v (fal 
witKin r»rv9a (ft b«st (o kaa^r 
iiwotirkQ memaA of ytni to cl«»r Iha 
w«V, trKl dott'i forget thai vou cfth 
bound •{hiatieitty to srtd (rem t^ 
b ikwn ia a to gel Ilh|pipt with th«rn. 

Though W* wtaa to wrip* «wt 
Avery 0oon you see, VOU ean'l 
vn$t* too muoh time, baetuH 



than'a ■ time Hmit on each i»v«l. 
On itte aecond level, yeu ha%« lo 
leap 10 ih« top of a huge pile of 
crgtaa, and ort the third ewn uKitw 
danger* aftftaar . includins flaming 
lavB-monaeara and boundinig 
chaetaha. 



ha« eorna m (or « brt of «tMt. lh« 
^otfier eight- bit and i&brt varvorv 
"leem to hav« ihaty aU-too^rara 
a4a(Tiant of catcHinaaa wMcih 
rrtalcae you want to play Juat unti 
you've fmiahed the next level . . . 
arvd the rwirt . . , snd the next , , , 




WhiB your GfameM ahcrMe lh« 
amount of anefgy you have 
famaining, one good punch or fthot 
er>d you 're de«d. ao tha twat advica 
in to atav ctaar of any phyaical 
conteci. Th« charactera are tiicaly 
animated, wrth your hero 
aaaumirtf} an appropfiBtatv macho 
poae aa h* fir«>, and the hooded 
baddiea cmmpllr^ aatofyingiv, 
atpirtaltY if you catch Itwm in tha 
middi* of ft mid- air laap- 

Tha colour achama ia a btt 
fiiauaeattfuyapd ih« sou nd affecti 
and mualc wlremarkabM, bin 
oihofwii* thri w a wai- J a a i g na i l 
and anioysbie garna. There B«e 
iome nice touchas ftich aa the wa> 
yoocan uk* cover maide a pie of 
lyiee, 01 itap frorrMlietaGie to 
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Dncribad n "boad on" th« 
htftoriat O^ffk/nHrv Max 
Histinos, thi* it a fairtv 
straighrfofwsnl on»*plav*f Qoma 
oi th9 O'Dwy invasion hmj 
sut»eqijenl car^pttlgn by Kan 
Wfight, desiarwiif ait^Migrand 
IVapohon Mt War. Th« game^ $t ana 
with the AIBkI InvMkHi, and the 
ptsye'. talcing the Allies, Has * 
choica of invuioirt beaches, 
aHowing tftff P>ativ«s such am tha 



PjH do C«t«H londinga to ba tnttd. 
Thv ganwamte whsn (h« All^ 
ra»ch Pari* or ono side foils below 
10 par oant *ti«ngih. Thei b«st 
faAhjif* of (he go/na, and the onm 

jvhi&h most effort ha& Qone, i« 
'.;,e i:oni0uUnsed Qsiman 
ctefenca, which is very good and 
rwavAT pradetiblH. 

Unfortunatelv. the giytia i« 
based on tho same pdiying 
mechanism « Ken Wright's ^atUet 
woffi. TNi has rKjw hnd most «1 
the bugs taRen out of li, and gives 
more realistic combat raeulls, but li 
CAD still cause unpredictable 
moMrrtem. It is true th«( perfsci 
conttol cannot be achieved in wir, 
but ai the stmieglic levei oi the 
Normandy la nd i ng s there was 
iMtMr conttol iliaii ina game 
pj-oviite Atso, Corps imd Army 
lorrnations ato lumped togeiher ai 
having seven ■ubiH4tt each. Thii. 
means that Second Brttoh Army 
|r«il «trtf>i|th 12 divisionsl is the 




same sbs erKj of )oA«r fW^ing 
value then II SS Panzer Corja [1 
divisionsl. k is rrght to sugg^l, as 
Man HlasUngs does, tJvi some 
German units were stronger than 
some Allied, but overeK the Allies 
were far sforvger, nwhich is why 
ttvey wof>. At sit but fhee8siof.i <•* 
the ifMoe leveie offered by (he 
gwna, Itwy are tuclty to scrape a 
drAw. 

This i* an everags gama, rwrther 
panicuiarty accurate or ineccuraie. 
Interestirfg or boring. Svt every 
game that Ken Wrig^il has 
designed h«i been Ntter than the 
last one- Some day he msy 
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Pegasus Bf/dgeis s\M there if yoy 
kwk for it, actually two brindges 
ride by i*da acro^ the River Oma 
and Caen Canal, a short way k\ 
from tfie beaches of Normandy, 
Bfifora da\A^n on D-Day, 6lh Jurta 
1944, men of Britah 1*i Airbourne 
DwolfKi were dropped by 



parachute and glider to capture 
thiQ&a two bridges, and destroy th« 
six bridges acrow the River Qivm a 
ittort 4fiit»>c8 away. 9t^ prevsnting 
the Germans from 
counter-attacking m ttie first AlUcrd 
landings took place. It was a 
confuHd and deapeiate battle, 
fought by isolated parties of a few 
hundred men, with the arrival of 
rsaarvsa from one tide or the other 
swinging ttw decision either wey. 
But by (he end of th* dav the 



Sfftesh hvi ecNevSd ai their 
Qb|eciive9- 

A smaN unit actkm l%e ttus Is one 
of the tnosi dlHicutt of all batttos to 
comfkuter^. But Ptgaut 8nifoe 
does it brilliantly. This b a orw or 
two player game, and the 
computer as vi Opportent can be 
set ior three levete not of difficwlly 
but of aggression - it will use 
different tactic* depe«K&«g^ on (he 
choice. So. the pl^^ cen defend 
with the Qmtim* against t^« high 



aggreiaion of ifw Airboume forcas 
if he wMies. The suddertess of 
•man unit actiiDn i^s reflected in high 
caaualty r«tD« and rap<id 
movement, eltfiough the game 
mechafhisrn itself can ba a little 
slow moving. 

Thi> is an excellent game of an 
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uieful ifeina, like ladders^ ct*.'?. 



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half ta actuany beating a lavet 
guartftan and making it to the neitt 
anal The end of each level is 
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I Sd|p« with a b«f of Gtvatamnd 
GotSns xhtxHim m f w good 
rneasurv. Sofh thoae are coin-op 
d«s»c£. and afthough Ksmov 
can't claim the same rapuiatiewi it's 

Uiilt an extremelv playable game - 
and M r Mieni atVMid get a 9old star 
for the conveniona they've done 

I for Ei6£trK; Dteifna, 

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I iBfky sfTottng artd not so twi 
sound», but the ptavabilrtv ^rul big 
cokxirfuL grapMtcs Mp capture tlie 

lipim of the ofigiTriii, 

The plot is typicaUy Japaruae. 

I ^Ihou{^ tfie action is suppo^ to 
be taking piece in medieval Rut&ui 
hn awl vagori'. Ryu fus raiOdd th« 
•mrt vttage where the legerKLfif. 
Lost Treteure <ol Babylon hae be- 
tiMm* let €eniufies. To pwvsh the 
vitagan tMs naetv flying i«pitiB has 

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ina courvtryaide s/ound the viHegav 

RtXiitaiiyg ut livt viUege after 
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ttrongman, ouf h«fo Kamov find 
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to rscovfii iha ireaeure end bring 
peace and harmony beck to tha 
wodd. The moat ertergatic thing 
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out for OlJ^lt wheh »oiT)«timei 
fall from tf« skies - it can be 
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you could realiv do with jun out of 



actrvBte key wWt the bomb won 
highlighted when t fesNy wanted te 
use a ladder. And if ym don't 
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Thb m^t lound Wkm a bl of 
h«rdwafa, txytt ycHi'li aoon ttan 
run-ntn^ aui of fual and waapcns. 
•0 i Wiy mun M found td produca 
additional r«sourc»s for ltt«f ut«. 

Tha answar convat in th* form of 
Automatic Comrnarttf Canif* 
QuHd*r» (ACCBaK Thaw devicas 
coma in Thfsa v»ri#li«f: Raaourca, 
Factory, and Oafenca. Once a 
rasourca ACCB h» ba«n 'plantad' 
and a command Q#ntr» buii, a 
acriaa of minat, nga. fual dumpi, 
and ancWary buildingi wiH b« 
craatfif lo flora th« mintd raw 
matferials, Theu raw mttBrlalii ara 
than ahjppad. via iha R^ourca 
Nat¥M)rlt, to Factory ialartd*, whare 
they ara us«d in iha manufaciLirD 
of weaponry, rafin«d fu*I. and 
otbaf pt*C4S o' aquipmoni raquirad 
by tha carrier artd in «ti«n4*n( 
arHnftI 

Tha fleaouru f4«tw<ytt i* a 
aofiaa of undargnMin^ Unlit 
barwean irwiv of th« Wand*. Tha 
nurnbat of luch tinhi. jQ-lning 
Manda under your control, win 
delerrnlne (he rate at whkh fuel, 
waaponi etc, are iranaponad back 
TO your Stock|wl« island, from 
A->ofe tftay can be ahuttied aboard 
your cAftiar when ttswMiin ftnga. 
D«fBnce isianda ^fTtr froin 
fesOijrca and factory on«i in u 
much at they ara not pHmarily 
uMd for producbon. Instead, A 
Oafenca ACCQ wUI create i 
•quattron of M»raud«r flghtar 
drone*. **Ch armed with 
t^'^m-eeekino miMlM. Oefanoa 
ivdn<to afe etad ptotaded by ■ 
iaa-facing and ground-to-air 
minila tBunct<i*rB, a<HJ contain 
runways wttera you tan land and 
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b« pf oduc^ wt>9n, arv the mator 
•Ufltf^lcal e^emtnti. iq the g^mt. 

For the mof« •rcade-nr^indad 
w rtoitg M you, yovr fun wil) come 
w(>an you reach th« poirii whw 

mom Of tht nAwtnl i^trxls htv* 
bMn ciiiluMdi by on* tide or the 
othm. Taking *n flfwnv'iiBld island 
« not «»v, but yau'tf hav« ttotai 
fun g«tiing blMt«d out of the air e 
few lintM wtiia gantng the hang of 

m 

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V^u'H nesd la lint ¥VHltan iti 
datanoat «ith aafisi and ua-baaad 
atiada. Whto th« erwiriv n «1MI 
rasHngi from Ihe shock, you c^n 
qkdckV acoof up onto the island tn 
a Wiiiru» and kmtM a \fktm 
program in the anamy'a Convnand 
Centra BuJiding 

The fill*d graphiet in Carriat 
C^>lnfF1ar^d am noihrng shon o1 
afnAfifig; f aatef and tmoothar than 
any(hir»g yat Man an arty homa 
rniCTD - Sw 1Gbit. Air attack* are 
the meat fun; swoopina^paMMMr 

an anatny iiland, thraading a path 
ihrau^^h wtfi and volcartDss snd 
picking out target buikjin^ un b« 
Incredibly inv>gcifaTir>g, not to 
rriantior) axTrsinety dsn^roua. 

Overall the Suaiegv' venion of 
the game i«iil appeal to vvar garrian 
and tipw ti pto a aa vmll aa arcadara 
*Hh HIHtla paiiaixv. For thp9« 
who want a f «w houra of tvla^ting, 
that* i« alwayt M Actwn Game' 
which invnadtoMy plung«» the 
p^y«r into A cohf rortation w*\h \ht 
anwny. 

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tifTw wvtwi you wiah you had 
anothar pair of handa^ but thera an 
others whan the gama c^riaa out (Or 
»ome form of Of tiiTW cofTupfB aa ten 
fsdlrty. 

For axampla, eo-ordirutirtg a 
combbted air and aea aUAck 
raquiraa Mpia aecood timing «nd 
compiau maalafv of tfw platfwra 
of control tcofts Hfi the vanoui 
screens in the f^anw. Vat. in 
con>pl«M compKt to such pointi 
of wlg/n drama, ^hma are periodt of 
up to five minutss wtifti^ ail th#re is 
to do is watch your carriv sail, 
under Autootot control, from orra 



iatand to another, perhaps 
chartging {fw magivftcatjon of the 
map dtaplay to reliave the 
boredom. 

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jyatrtiad in using tha weiwom 
tarm 'stat* of the arr* wfMn 
deacriblng ttia yaphica and tha 
ahsart a c d wt teri wfcaankvof Ctrtitf 
Commtml. Aa a samt, it will not 
be avaryOAa'a cup of taa. A high 

iotapf>iicaTionand 
■rratsgieal ptennmg wifl b« nMdsd 
befoia you «van tnrff victory. It Ihia 
doesn't put yt>u oH, itten CMIar 
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ih* oihar hand, you're rwi 
praptrsd to woik for your play, 
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sunar it in (ha numb*f e« ItJtMKti 
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f REVIEWER: flOY STEAD. 

Durfrtg the Clone Wars, the 
humeri F^drattOf^ n««ded i 
c^ack commando unit - a 
car^ully-salected corp of 

teneticallydtBrad soldiers, A 
uicide Squa<J, 

The Oblitentorswvfs created. 

It's now eight years later, and 
now a single OitUlatator 
survives. One man to face a 
deadly peril. 

A JQfiSely- Allied ConfwtefBtkin 
of KidecKJsiy-adifanc&dalien 
civilisations from the Galactic 
Core - 9ng9T»i by federaikm 
coercion' - has sant a lodrie 
Starship against tha entife 
human Obiiteralor mission to be 
beamed, using an untested 
matter transporrw, aboard thw 
alien ship in a last-ditch at tempi 
to &avB humanity 

As is be expecied trorn 
Psygnosis, the game comes on 
two dtsks and ts impeccably 
presented. There's a beautiful 
Ro9ef Dean poster, depicting a 



scane reminiscent oF AM^nsoTHi 
four title serine to sdmlfa a& the 
game LOADs, The controls are 
similar to Barbarian. 

Last i^f'i game from 
Psygnosis and consists of a strip 
of icons across Ihe base of the 
screen, accessed by mouiti. 

The gama pla^s vwy nicely. 
It's far easier to play than 
Barbarmnvf»t 9nd even 



providing a SAVE game option. 
shoukJ you firvd a tAodic unit. 
The graphics ate exc^tefii, 
detailed and varied - both for 
the elaborate ar»d convincing 
bac^dir(>p$ and for the huge 
collect ion of aliens. These corns 
in many foirms - including one 
which crawls acrots the ceJIIng, 
one which drops glowing 
«phef es that breaN open to reveal 





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crab'llke progeny as well ss 
several mounted on roibolic 
horsed and which i)fe misailc at 

you. 

CMfevdf^ Shows gfeat 
attention to detail' - I eapeciallv 
tiked the idea of having lasers 
conceaied in the walls and 
great vafiely, However, there's 
little to do except blast large 
numbers of thingies, and it plays 
iwyslowly. Thus, adventurers 
should steer - as should arcade 
fanatics looking (or a *tof (hrfil. I 
tear Oi^^'r^rarorwill appeal only 
to map-jTwkars. 

OMtersforis. technically 
excellent, while managing to be 
brilliantly unplayable. 






There's no pulling 

punches in C+ YO 

next month. 

System 3's The Last 

Ninja 2 gets the 

front cover treatment. Thrill to 

this latest high-kicking^ 

big. bopping, fist-chopping, 

slick-kicking martiol arts 

extrovaganza. 

There's olso a hack ottack 
in July's issue. Barbarian U: 
The Dvng&onM o/Orox will be 
one of the yeor''s biggest gome^ 
We have a sneak preview. 
It will slay you} 

Shockl Horrorl Following 
the success of this month's 
trip io the Gore Zone^ don't 
miss C+ KG 's FREE pull-out 
horror poster. Put the 
frighteners on a bedroom 
woil near you. 

Who Dares Wins. It's 
mega competition time. 
Fancy o trip Stateside to soy 
big hi to Mickey Mouse? Then 
don't miss next month's issue for 
further detaiis. 

This is my friend 
Mickey. Oh, didn't I 
tftU you, I met hfm o 
fewf "weeks ago in 
Disneyland. 

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having been there I 
know whot to go on and 
what not to go on, which is 
pretty fortunate tor you should 
you >vin our super prize of o 
trip there. If you do you vi^ill get 
my personal guide to Walt 
Disney's dream pork. 
There's a wiff of corruption 
about C^ VG next month. No, 
It's not what you think. Keith 
Campbell checlcs out Magnetic 
Scrolls' new adventure, 
Corruption, 
And, of course C+ VG'j very-own 
fontosy manj the wonderful 
Wayne, will be conjuring up the 
latest on Ptoy-By-Moll, 
live-role-ploying, boord gomes 
ond miniatures. Tony Takoushi wfill 
be back with The Mean Machines. 
Has he found out more news about the 
fabulous PC Engine? Find out next 

month. 
Essential news, brilliant reviews, 
tantalising previews, fun and 

frolics. 

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Ttiird lime round at p<oducirt{r a 
MASK game, and Gremlin has 
more or less junked all ih« 
diStincifv^ paraphcnalia of Ihe 

lleerise, and jcrved us up with 
what amounts to little more than 
a bog staridard shoot-'am-up. 
No more flying cAts. armoured 
trucks or choice of MASK 
agents: now wA Hal to play only 
th» boss man itsaff, Matt Tf acker 
in a fetching red jump suTt, and 
quite frankly he couEd be 
artyticsdy. Similarly, gone i$. (tie 
e^Hhaustirbg Ji^mtn Bond like 
scenario^ rupUiced wjth a simple 
one tine set up - "rescue vour 
son". All of Mhich vvould seem 
to add up to the worst game of 
the trio. Moi so. 

For all iherr admirable efforts 
to be tr(j# to (tie spirit of the toys- 
neirher MASK at MASKflf/ore 
particularly impressive qam^. 
Average graphics and decidedly 
stothlikt p^ayabiiity do not 3 hil 



game make, and it is in these 
prec^ areas that Veftom Stfikus 
Back scores. It is nice to see 
programmers realise that it is 
how well a game ptays that 
should always be the bottom 
line, even it it is only on ihe third 
attempt, 

Apparenitly rwrwof the MASK 
^'ehitrles will operate in space, so 
you as Matt (good name for a 
heror theti have to Steal a Venom 
craft in order to reach the moon 
where your son is held. What 
this fTi«ans is that you must 
bounce your way through a 
numtior of levels picking up 
different Masks that add to your 
arsenal of weapons, Veriom, of 
course, are welt aware of your 
rescue hid artd send a vast array 
of rockets, missiles, bombs and 
other nasty things at you. A 
pretty tough geezer is old Matt 
though, because you soon 
realise he can take a massive 
riiumber of hits before breaking 
up in ID five Or six pieces and 
bcHjncirkg along the ground. In 
fact, you can pretty welt ignore 
the majority of Venom weapons 
- apart from the t>ig ^rves thai 
come a coupte Of ttmes on each 
level - tMcause you are far more 
likely 10 die by timing your jump 
v4n'0r>g and landing in Ihe water. 
Oh yes, I forgot to SKplain thj»i 
the Venom base loofca for all the 
worldi (ive ihe Lake District or 
SomelNfifl, with bkip sktes, pters 



end grassy bits, Quite why they 
want to bother with a mooo base 
01 kidnapping (>eopde is beyond 
me. wh«n they coold be 
spending (heir time water skiirig 
or lyrng in ihe sun. 

Yep, thai old lumping rs quite 
tricky one, and takes some 
learmrig. Seems thie basic idea is 
to leave it as late as possible esth 
time, in fact on some obsiaclas 
to stand in what amounts to thin 
air. Since the backgrounds don't 
atwsys correspond too well with 




screens before you can try agafn, 
which ruins so many games- 
All of the above refers to the 
Commodore G4 version, which 
fof all its faults and there are 
plenty, like ih€ over |olly sound 
effects, remems one of the mtMt 
addictive games I've seen on the 
64 for quite a while. It's a pity the 
same does not hold true of the 
Amsirad, which boasts graphics 
so different f and infeciorl that rt 
could be another game entirely. 
and which lis lots'^ devoid of 




4 The eftd of hyti 014, qntf rAf qpi'mg q^rj- tfickif- 



where ol' Matt can stand, and 
wtiere he can't. You also get 
some very short levels that take 
place in a high tech lunnel 
system, which aren't a quarter as 
hard as the outside bits, since 
there aren't any tricky hops 10 
perform. The only problem here 
is to got through the missiles 
quickly. Of else you'll miss the 
Mask thai wails at the end and 
gives you extra weapons. It 
doesn't hang around for too 
long I 

One of the moat useful 
weapons to grsp is the ability to 
fly, which you will need lo take 
Put of the big homir>g missile 
which stands between you and 
your fide to the moon . Get there, 
and it's more of the same with a 
lunar backdrop, though to do so 
on the pitf ully few lives you are 
given is rather hard. At least 
there is ruine of that tedious 
w^itirtg around through irtle 



thrill power 

One to ba avt»ded, I'm afraid, 
though the Commodore remains 
superior to many much hyped 
shoot 'em ups, and is worth nine 
ninety nine of anybodies money. 

The little monotone sprites 
seam to be given precious little 
to do M th« numbsr of weapons 
launched 81 him aoem s pitifully 
smelt, and the jumping sechons, 
which were what made the game 
for me on the CommrxJore are 
conspicuous by their absence 
Tf>e Spectrum suffers, though 
more for the poorer quality of the 
graphics than in thai it is much 
less playable or anything. There 
are no p^ns yet to go iG-hit, and 
quite fight too; it reaHy isn't 
enough of a game to carry any 
overblown treatment easily, juSt 
a bit of fun on the 64. 



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P- VERSION TESTED: ATARI ST, 

^ REVIEWER: CHRIS JENKtNS. 

The career of Steve Bak, the 
prDgranim«r ol Return to Genesis, 
s^^ms xattea bit like ihai of Orson 
W«Ns. I'm 1^1 saying that h« 
Bhouid be doing ahepiy 
comflTHjtcialt, jusf that bU hw good 
■*fOik i^fftnm to he>ve bflsn a1 the 
Stan of his care«r, and since tl^n 
he'i jus.t Stacking it out writh linbfl 
feQdtd for ortginalltV' 

Return to Genssii Is a Oetfnder 
cterjvatib«, with (he add»tj bonus 
of ttie tiff&hitinablo "flsira weapon" 
featuriK. Like Bah 's first ST ■game, 
Sotdfurtftgr^ it's diatiriguishfrd by 
ancelteni Kfollrng. cotourfu! 




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destgn by Pet* Lyon, sophtsttcaied 
musk by David Whittakef and 
aampled speech. Th« follow gp to 
Goldfunnvf, Ju^itst PfObe, *aa a 
fdther slow and dull wertica) 
scroller, (Ke most annoying asoect 
of which wet the atnaii suv of th« 
playing araa. Ratum to G*rvstw 
has the Urns' fault: th* actual 
plaving ar^ QCCuptetonly ti^ 
central third of the screen, so 
ir^ere's ivai much room to 
manoeuvre, 

Thgre are two way^ to play 
Genesis; you (;an race through 
te>n timau^ihiVtf-^tteS«d 
iisskgioufifit, Malting nvdly 9f^ 
itQundmQ harmlessly off (ha 
Mjflate derails, or you can take n 
flowty and carBfully, manouvrting 
around the ot^tacNss and picking 
up th« li^ttl« «pace-5urted «cter»trsts 
Mho flra th0 obiect of your qjest. 

You hav« to b« careful not to fap 
these, because tttey will Supply 
vou With extra weaponis -Such as 
shie^, multr blasters arm 
speed-Lip<s. After picking up a 
>'>nii$t. vou can pause (he garne 
vrig the HELP ke^, eKamine the 
i-dy 'drawn portraits of the brains 
■^•x botffi. and select one to help 
crew your sh^p. 

Ciue« to the weapons they car* 
provide are given m the 
accompanying booklet, but not all 
will be of help on every stage. 

More reltabtfl ts the icannef at 
*he bottom of the screen. This 

ciws otHitacies in black. 



Worfd cleared" arkd so on - but 
ttoond #s If $o<meqrte if. bored with 
thg whole business, 

la agree: fittum to Gtngsksn a 
pot-boMer which doesn't rMlty 
Improve on any of the myriad 
shoot 'emups for the ST. 



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scwntisfs OS red dots, enemws as 
white dots ar^d your ship as a white 
Square , It took me some time to 
fifjure out that the inap wraps 
around: you don't have to My left to 
ngrii - rf you like, you can fly ri^ht 
to left and tackle the difficult end ol 
each level lirst- Vou can also try 
flying bacJt wards to defend your 
b«ck, 

Technicallv, fteturn to GefKseiA 
auperb: I particu^Arly Jake the way m 
whi<:h your ship arvj your enemies 
can fly through and under some ol 
the ccxistructions, although Ihi'S 
makes It hard to keep track of son'^e 
ol the baddies, 

the nost anrkoyihg Ihlfig about 
them is that lh#y normally attack 



you from behind, forcing you to 
execute a smart flip to ottKk them. 
This tends to slow down the 
action, which is never" a good ide4 
for an arcade game. 

Control IS by moirje, joystick or 
k«vt>oard Mouse control offers 
some a^tvantagss, but since you 
can use any control at any tin'^e, 
you coij4d easily swap to joystuck 
for the tricky bits, lighltfig on until 
all the sctentists are rescued of 
kiHed, 

The lOAding screen, showing a 
cyborgi apace pilot, is wonderful, 
and W* a phv that picture yyasn't 
used on the urulistiftguished 
padiagir>Q The speech samples 
are clear - "Return to Germit" - 



AMIGA VERSION WILL BE 
THE LAST 

Amiga ownert can look forward 
to a version of RAtum to 
G«ne«if - if look f o-rward is the 
nqhl phr3S8 afleir our slightly 
lukg warm review. 

The Amiga version does 
promise to t» slightly better with 
up-gratted sound and effects and | 
miHic. No S' bit versions though 
" this one is strictfy for Amiga 
and ST owrte<t$, Biti^i - or 
■what? 

Meanwhile the search goes ofi 
for the game - either on the 
Atari ST Of Commodore Amiga 
■ which will stun us ail, |ust like 
the Ultimate games did in the 
Spectrum. Right oow that is 
what the 16- bit machines rteed. 
And quichty. 16- bit is the future, 
we think, but with the PC Engine 
on the horizon. Com mod ore ar^d 
Atari won't havii it aii their own 





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SihQl no fi;' ; ' 1.1, thai ft'a 
quite eatY to score Irom the 
ha(fw«v rturh, 

Vonj can tackle bv cki*i*Tfli OH Ah 
opposing piayoi and pfessirtg lh# 
1rr« tmiign. but rf you try rhis^n 
vour goalmouth you will cor>ci!d€ a 
pftruili^ PiarialfHH c^n b# nimttS 
high or low, left or right, and it's up 
to the player controlling ih« goalie 
to f«spond wpropriate<V- Goal 
kicks, ihrotM^-His afKt corners stn 
lak^n bv pressing ttie ipace bar, 
which 'se^ms an unnecessary 

diSlrJClKKT, 

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What cio ins&cT soccer Cant sing' 
"Earwig gc, earwinggo. aar^iQQO 

Hope that bit cpI hitanty has gol 
you in the mood foi the latest ST 
retesse From the cOi'^Sitenily 
toiteresling Microdeal. It rf^v r^t 
be a neiM idea, but ii'& a In^l for the 
ST, anci ftifl 16 biT machines have 
ih# potential to support an 
enceltenr simuletion. 

The lifsi thing you'll r»t^ h 
that unlike 5om« »a£cer games, 
(ntematrcnal Soccst ST features a 
full Eleven pJdyers on each taam. 
Despite the tact that all 22 men run 
eraurvd frantically, ttie i^reen 
acrollirtg is preitv tjood, and on the 
higher skiH levels t^e jction eeis 
very f»t. 

Before you x^" yo^ *^<3n define 
variout game cherscterisiius. Vou 
can se( the shin cdou' for both 
(eamSi, chooee from a setectJon of 
play formations. s«t the ground 
condition^ IQ' dry Or wel, and set 
the virind to blow ktfi, right or not a: 
all 

The wind level i^ equivalent to a 
gale, so ihm furvction -is pretty 

V Thumtt - i^ trrikar whacks the 
but thg gooli* divti fo coref 




occer 




^r J: ■ -j There aie a low minoif 
niggle*, i Hough; for insiatwej the 
ball is never actuatly seen gding 
into ttie net, m soon as it crosses 
the j^oal-line, the bUicirontc 
scoffibojird dia|3(BV comes up, The 
program »lso seefftt pretTy 
indif icrem 10 subiettes liite offside. 
50 it's a furt arcade ^me tajt fiot a 
detailed simulation. Overall, 
thoiiflh, ye<i sihauld go for 
Intematiopai Socc&r li you (Hie 
fooitidll at M, or even ff v'ouV« an 

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ball on iho ¥oltmy usoleEi Vou Can also opt to (tlav at 
ihf shot 'iif|hi, which simptv makea ihm 

■Aciit^n darker and adds shadovys lo 
ilw players Garme length can be 
IQ 20, eo oi^ 90 fntnutes: there 
doesri't seem to be an opiion to 
quit during a game. 

The best aapect of the ggrr>e is 
that vou have complete choice 
over which player you control. By 
ceniretn.^ the joystick arvd pressing 
the fire button, you can mowe ttte 
small white conirot aifcnw 
appearing l>etD<^ the plaveti, unlit 
the one you want is selected. 

Play Of coritrol is good too; by 
holding down the fjre button for 
diflerefit lengths of time, yoti can 



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The appearaiic« of Hi* Pawn a couple of 
years 090^ marked mHettone In ttie history 
of odvenhjre gomes. Since then, Rglnbird 
has maintained Its reputation for 
high-quality adventures, with fotlow-ups 
<?ti/fd Of Jhi^v9s and Jinxter, and Level 9's 
KntgM Ore. Now comes Legend Of Tttm 
Sword, Keith Campbell reports. 



L»ffsn& of th0 Sword may 
be new to yoii. bui to 
Silicon Soft - Kaf f 
Buck tng horn, CoHn 
Woonam© ond Ewtgeno 
Messina - Ifs over two 
years old. 

If all started when Karl, 

rh&n o hospital technician 

set aboul wrifing o novet 

oround o sJOfy he hod 

I'eomed up Before long, 

'^ had o chqt with Colin 



"Loffoncfhas probfems, 
but you won't find ony 
ob&cure ones like having 
to tie a rake to a ho« withi o 
shirt . . ."he mused 

Wh«n L&Qend WQ& in a 
playabte form. Karl 
contacted Mastertronic. 
"They nwer© happy enough 
to accept i1 oa it wos, ond 
see If it sold." satd Kad. Not 
being loo happy about this 
rather offhand approach 




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about it, and as q resul^l he 
decided it would make o 
better advenigfe ttidn 
book So Karl gave up his 
Job, and the two of them 
got together wsiti lugone. 
and started to create the 
ganri'e. 

Korl himself hod not 
ployed on adventure ot 
this point, bui was 
event DO I !y to hove a tussle 
with the Pawn. 



to the product of some tour 
man-years work, he neitl 
oppfooched Roiribtrd. 

Rainbird liked it, bui Ihey 
weren't prepored to 
accept an Amstrad version 
- they said it )ust wouldn't 
sell fhey wonted 16'bi!' 
versions, they won(ed 
chonges, and they wonted 
onother six months of work 
on it. 

It has been a big 



An otiginol fitrmimtitaHon it tmommd with oit mttdftu u/ppfy of ttxt. 

En'efprt^e Allowance 
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When l0gen0vtui ih o 
ployable form. Korl 
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see H It io\&" soid Karl Not 
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ralher offhand approach 
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man-years work, he neJd 
appfooched Rainbird 

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weren't pie pared to 
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sell They wanted 16-bit 
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changes, and they wanted 
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on it, in collaboration with 
their development team ^ 
which includes C+ VG'$ 
own Paul Coppins. Then, 
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- ond sell it well." 
So Colin and Kor*. 

impreised with the 
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prepared to put into the 
product, went out and 
bought on Atori SI Colin 
hod 10 ieorn the mochint 
in a coupie of weeks flat, 
before setting about 
recreating the i»gmid 

tystem on the ST, which he 
wrote In C. 

*l had a bt) of tfoubie 
with the C compiler ol 
first, but it didn't work out 
too bodl " he laughed 




Investment in time, with the 
reium ^Ni a tittle way off. 
But the system is there to 
useogoin - onduoireo^ 
being enhanced for (he 
sequel. The finai Bottle- 
This will feature more 
choracter tnteroction. with 
comeo pictures In 16 
cotours. Instead of tfie four 
used In Legend. 

Silicon Soft was set in 
Eosn:K>urne up under the 





It. giving vou a wictof view 
o< V'Ctur surroundings, 

Your bond ol fotloweri 
slick fteodfastly with you. 
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pretty useless bunch. Ttiay 
ynderstond. but often fall 
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confronted with the 
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Thie porser occepts 
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OS A HACK THE NUMANOfDS 
WtlM IH£ SWCM?a bulls rtoi 
up to Mognetic Scrolls or 
Iniocom stondord - no 
doubt it will be Improved 
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On quite o lew occasions 
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understood my command, 
whilst (oiling to grasp quite 
what t was getting at. i£U. 
THE OLD MAN TO WAd iot 
example (he is Imprisoned 
in a cell, ond t had oiready 
spoken to him) brought 
fodh HOW CAN YOUWMBN 
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YOU'RE OUTSIDE'? WITH 
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there's an exiro goody - 
you con chonge the paper 
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plus masses ot text, it is not 
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elements ot role playing 
built Into a problem 
orlentoied adventure. The 
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whole party. If you don't 
keep up your strength by 
eating and drinking, a 
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message Chords can be 
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o tune with o true 
accompaniment, and the 
volume ol all! notes played 
Will be the same. 

Other features offered by 
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compuiaiions within 
conditions, and the linking 
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disk may be produced. 

With the packoge cpmes 



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This texl odvenrure Is set In 
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where moQic sfill exists, but 
used only by those gmed *itti 
The Ta!0nt 

You play Nathan, tronsported 
by Father-Mo gistef Aioin to the 
village of Omhom, to 
mvesligafe Itie reiident Lord 
Toler>l who I J believed 10 be 
ottemnpiinQ lo open o portal io 
itieifi'irteenih reolm -- the 
Realm of Chaos 

Wandef iTig through the 
counifyside. everywhere ts 
deserled. sove for o pock of 
curs barking ond sivorhng 
around you. 6ul I here are 
some shocks on ihe wov The 
burnt corpse ol the miNer ir^ Ihe 
Chicken coop is jusl one ol a 
rvurriber ol Qrlsly discoveries 
vou make o% you irowel Ihe 
village orvd luelds 

Qui opon Irom wonder tng 
atound ortd eKomfmng 
everything, f lound rt cfiHicull to 
Vnow quire wtiQt I was 
supposed IO do nexi. 



Nothing obvious presented 
Jiself, demonding on onswer 
or oction. Afier o lew hours 
ploy. 1 had only come across 
one reoi probJem the reifievoi 
O? d key too deep In a crack in 
o stone floor to « each. 

01 course t knew I wonted il 
(you olwoys want o key when 
you see one, don ( you'J yet I 
hod no purpose in rnind tor H 
or thai stage. And there wos a 
beehive that \ believed t knew 
how io open - olihough \ 
hodn't aciuaIFy tried to open 
II, since I hodn't recognised o 
problem thot required me to! 

The adventure performs in a 
s,imilaf way to the eorly Level 9 
iextodventure$. with slfghtty 
lerky lev I, eoch locotion 
description conloining a lisl ot 
possible exits Ohd their 
res^peciive destinations, for 



ejtampie: 

"There ore visible ex4ts north 
to o formhouse. south to the 
Rectory, norihwesi 10 o muddy 
road and southwest to o 
riverbonk," 

One ralher peculiar feature 
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Rectory, you tmd yourseft (ust 
outside III, not actually in It. 
And once mside the Rectory, 
one or Ihe exits will "oui too 
Rectory 

Stfongei 

Whilst there ore many 
locotions and plenty of lext. 
sorrie replies ate very abrupt, 
and g^ve ihe impression that 
they hove Geen irimmed 
down to <ji everything m. The 
vocabulary, or rather m 
omissions, leaves qujtea bttfe 



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EVERYTHING, 

and in conjundion 
witti BUT, EXCEPT, ond 
APART Multiple 
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ond tr^reore (eotures iike 
OOPS, ond BUFFSAVE iWv@ 
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and held hope ot opening up 
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ond ditf (Cult game. 
reminiscent of the eorly. and 
highly popular level ? titles. 
Indeed, ihe plot seems to be 
I ust as open OS mony of Level 
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These four reteoftes from tt!^ Gold &r« p&rt of a 
£2 mlUlon, ten game deal signed last Chrlstmaa 
with the Japanese coin-op Npeclaliats. 

So Lf )^ou havn^t seen the games in the areadeflt 
tMn^i whMi to expect. 



STREETFIGHTER 

Strettfighter is one of the 
mo9t renhstic martial arts 
eornhat games, a sort or 
Btreet Olympics with 
oppontMiUi rrom Japan, USA, 
China, Thailand and 
En|!)and. 

The character f|»ttes are 
huge and badtgraund 
graphics are spectaiCutar 
with coiourful street scenes. 

The *rUoti is intense. Each 
game consisLi of three 
rounds - beat your 
opponent and you get to face 
(lie next , even touffher, 
fighter. Punches, stoop 
kicks, backward lltps and 
flying kicks are ju&t a few of 
the moves to master. 

Each of the t«n opponents 
has different sldilft and/or 
weapons to deal with. Vou'lJ 
n4?ed all your arcade combat 
skills to reach the last round 
- a battle against the 
strongest men in the world. 
You can choose to be Ryu or 
Ken, two young mastera of 
the martial arta. 

lite deluxe veraton of the 
arcade machine caused a stir 
when it appeared in the 
•rcadefi as it features 
pnetintatjcally controlled 
pads which you hit to mak€ 
your character kick or 
punch. 

Streetfighter is probably 
the firet arcade game which 
left players In sweaty, 
exhausted heaps after a long 
session. You can always tell 
when the machine Is In use 
from the thumps, thuds and 
grunts coming from that 
comer of your local arcadet 

TIGER ROAD 

h will be no mean task lo 
defeat the evil mjnionA of 
Ryu Ken Oh In this esclting 
martial art* arcade 
adventure. TigtrRoad is 
based on an actual ancient 
Chinese fable, the plot goes 
like this. Ryu Ken Oh, the 
bftddle, has been raiding 
villsges and kidnapping 
children. He intends to 
brainwash these poor Idds 
and turn thetn into soldiers 
for his evil army. 

The master of the Oh RIn 
temple has ordered hi.s best 
student, Lee Wong, (that's 



you?) to save the children 
and defeat Ryu Ken Oh! To 
do this Lee has to complete 
many hazardous levels, each 
with a big bad enemy at the 
end. To aid hw quest, Lee ha* 
a magical jacket which helps 
him Jump and fly, plus 
special weapons like the 
chains and skkk, a spear 
and the Snake weapon. 
Hoards of Samurai warriors 
make ttie Journey difficult. 
They come at you from all 
angles, swimming viciou-s 
curved axes. Beat them off 
with your weapons or with a 
well aimed karate kick. 

Beware of fi^ts, ninja 
warriors flying on hand 
glider contrsptlon.<i, rolling 
boulders and awesome 
dragons and acrotutic sumo 
wrestlers! 'Hie arcade game 
begins outaide a ruined 
temple. Apart from the 
Samurai warriors there is a 
large man sitting on top of 
the ruins, who takes 
pleasure in sticking a large 
pike into your ijody from 
time to time. You have to 
make good use of Lee's 
jumping skill?, here to leap 
onto the nitns and give this 
nasty pikemon a taste of 
your sword. 

The next section pits you 
against a giant, You have to 
time your attacks perfectly 
- as if you let the giant get 
too close he II grab you by 
the ne<'k . half strangle you 
and throw your crushed 
body across the screeni 

if you manage to survive 
this l)ea.st the ordeal of the 
rolling stones begins. These 
stones are deadly. Again 
timing is vital as you leap 
these boulders to avoid 
being squashed . Once you 
leap the last rock you find 
yourself in a cell with an 
infuriated Sumo wrestler. 
He is quite an acrotrat and 
attack.^ by cEimbini; up the 
walb and swinging across 
the ceiling. 

The arcade game is very 
big and has many levels ~ 
including a forest scene with 
ferocouK flyinK dragons. 
C+ VG's arcade expert Clare 
Edgcley said; ' 'Titftv Rttad is 
a must for all martial arts 
fans." We are sure you'll 



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Vuu can stiU perform the 
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powtT-up weapons 
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inclijiir thrc^-way shot, auto 
fire, a suiht shelJ and Mtln 
fighter whieh is a bit like the 
■double' feature in jVfTn^sis. 
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A /WJ - fatlawing o tionk. 

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1943 

Slip into your flying Jacket 
for 19^3t the sequel to 
Capcoin*9 classic acro-ahoot 
em up, i94S. Vou aw back 
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BLACK TIGER 

L4>ng ago, three evil drajfona 
descended from the skies 
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bnnifinH n nij^htmare of 
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and decad€?fl of cvj I uj i his 
once hiighi and gJiiUTinjj 
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determined to being back 
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Play Black Tufcr and ytm 
jiter a sinister world of 
iragoan and dcmonit. All the 
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Blark Tiger is a 
Comm-style figure , a hero 
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worlil. As he travels through 
and under this weird world 
B^sck Tiger must battle the 
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minions nf th/' AatV dragons, 

pttrtiiUaU'ii. I 111 r-- are 
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hero ■ till' uiv<'n lilt* 

bad new> istliai I:i.ii k TiRer 
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spelltKiund creatures before 
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luai^itance ?^>nie i^'isi-men 
williU'll Hl;i' k I'lH'T extni 
.irrumir fir u'eap*''ns, H<>w 
ili>eM tie iHircha-se thc>«' 
tilings"'' By earning jwriiea' 
The«e are earned li> 
defeating enemies or Miving 
Wisemen. 

Black Tiger will need ati 
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to Iw .successful in the final 
great batlle?iag;alna,t the 
three drJgorm which come at 
him one at a time. 

He loses anmour when 
enemies hit him enemies 
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goblioFi and other mean 
mutants, 

Each level has to be 
complete<l within a lime 
litTUied - but Rlaek Tiger 
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prifsl quietly explriw. [iut 
I he hdly man who's jusi 
Utkon the InriK rvat was a 
nimnlMT of II secrt't ri'lii:^i'>ii-< 
wti, Tlie BrfHherhi>i>il ui 
Sl^cp, and without hitn the 
wiirU is tut l*tu^<:'T sa.fe. Tin' 
Prince of Hark n ess (18) j> 
iilwiuf, to claim his crown! 

Outside the chtitdh a 
Hhuhtiy Hgtirt' stumbleii to a 
h :i 1 1 ( h«^n Jwvf Jth^r, The 
!iif ji] lumis titwre at the 
Suihting, iransflxetL And 
slit' (1 1)1 The cr>[Jt A stniriHr 
rtRf 'n light swirls arignly in a 
h{?a^'y hrawt and glsL<vs 
cani>itor that's at least s*ven 
milhon yeumi old arid no 
longer set-uro. All hell i» 
about la be let loowt 

Luckily another priest 
reahses thai these are Corces 
tiM) ^rt<ilt for one iiiiiri to 
conlriil TorceH too great 
for Tfii^on it.ietr - so he 
enrols it variety of experts 
frofii I he local univt*rsity, 
Physu'iiiis, chemi,'^ts and 
even students of ancient 
knguai^e!) and their 
professors are r<»[M.Hl in for a 
wt'^keuil til hi|ith science and 
in'eti higher draniu, 

While some si ruggle to 
umlerstand the mysterious, 
nt.'on whirlwind by 
quantifying it with quantum 
physics, takinf^ u trip into the 
rriilms of anit-inniter. 
Others diu^cover that a 
two- thousand ye»r old 
documeiH sim-his lm [ell how 
ihe devil wa> Imkecl jiway 
fnira the world. But the ones 
who really gel to grips with 
tJld Sick art^ the unlucky 
few whi>Hwallow a jet of 
foil I'ta.'ittng liquid - and 
iHX'omc his slaves! 

All [iri'tty silly stuff, you 
may ihitik, and fUi it would 
iw but for one thinfl - 
director John Carpenter, Me 
playcMJ trick or treat with 
your nerves at Kttlloween, 
he I'hilbd you to the bones 
u'ith The Fog and sickened 
you when he showwi you his 
Thing. But thbi new misiture 
of jssychics (all apparently 
theoretically comijct) and 
psychics proves that the 
devil has all the besi plots, 

TrapTwd by the amiy c>f 
street [jei*ple, plut« atuckii 
by worms, beattes and even 
a cameo sipjM'aranct' by Alice 
Co4jp<*r (no, it's not that bad 
- he doesn't sing), the 
studcnis are prey to the 
tfver increjLsing numlH'r of 
demonically- 
possessed members of their 
own team. This h stalk and 
j^hrick of the highest itrder. 




Priests, punki:^, pj>ycho£», ^tatan . , . and even an 
over^arfectionnte android! This month tias ffot It all 
for our man in the back stalls, Ward R. Street. 




4 Mokittg Mf Right: A cat* for 
trw<itmmnt. 

It might alt)to»i have been 
calleii Asuault an Parish IS 

after ans>tlur<ar|>enler 
c Lassie, 

Helping crank up the 
suBpen.se is horror stalwart 
Donald PlesLsance ns the 
priest, proving thai a gixKl 
actor can convince you of 
even the mmt unlikely plots 
... at least for a hundred 
minutes, Then, with your 
nerves shredded, you tan 
walk out of the cinema, 
teliing yoursi'lf thai there's 
no surh thing as ju ire evil. 
The hell there Lsn't? 



^ A pfaytf forth* Dying: Sofifig 
Groct. 

Battling more earthly 
incjiances, antuher liriUiant 
actor, Bob Hoskins, p*i|r> up 
His a pries! in A PrHyer for 
the Dying (lo). Rut despite 
hibim'Setice. ilie film should 
Iw given Uie La.si rit*»s 
Immetliately . It's a stiff from 
start to riniSih 

yuite who is 1 o blame is 
unclear, as dlre<-tor Mike 
Hodges tried to have his 
name removefl from the 
creiliis after (he fdm was 
re edited withouT hbijiay-^. 
Hot iinle^.'i he had different 




performances, different 
takes - and probably a 
different script - I can't see 
bow his version could have 
been any iK^tter. 

In fad the film hsw only 
one sa%'ing grace ~ Mickey 
H.Hirke, turning in .i^ufn rii 
lierfnrmanceas an lUA iii.ii^ 
hiding out in LfOpdoii. He 
btin^ics a gangJand 
as-ssL^si nation he's been 
f<ir«.e(l to carri' <Hit when 
he's seen by a j>riest. hut 
nipping into the church he 
tells ail and hide.^ behind the 
sartcl it y of t he confessional. 

There's a tear jerking 
sub-plot with Hourke falling 
for the priest's daughter 
wh<h just to pile on the 
patho^•, happens to f*!" blimi. 
And th(.'rc'<t Alan Bates in 
high- camp mode as an 
Mnd<'naker who ujh's his 
Imsioess as a front for 
crimihid sirtiv ities, and 
sfHirts a nice line in sadistic 
Hiilekieks, 

Somewhere tH'neath thL^ 
intiiptatioo of a Jack Miggtns 

r st'lk'r is an inierestlng 
s[nry of niorstlity and a man 
who wsitif.s to renounce 

VlotfO^'e. It'h the S*»rl of 
situation that Hitchcock 
bandied S4) well, but under 
Mike fUwlges' pttrtchtfiiis 
direction it s<ion becomes 
melfKlramatiraily 
unconvijriemg, griiirrniL' nn tit 
an ending so wildh m luin .iii- 
that eventhe blind |tprlriMjl<i 
see thniugh it 

From the M:l(><*m of the last 
rites to Making Mr Right 
t iro, the miaUli's nnnst 
il(*1igiitful film and winner of 
the Wattl R Street seal of 
appn^val. But you may have 
CO search hard to catch this 
little gem iHrause it's only 
getting a limited ^eleast^ 

Make the cffori for Mr 
Riglit ihrnigh, because Susan 
(DeHperately Seeking 
Susan) ^' id el man has 
iTcateil a r»ci fi stoi^ with a 
twist. It'!^ fresh, ^asxyt so 
offthe wall it's almost 
hyperactive - and if you 
don't fail in love with iis 
android hen*, iriysses, 
you've got a heart oT stone. 

Or maylw* a beiirt of pure 
science like the life- like 
droid's unemotional creator, 
Jeff Peters, who hasn't got 
the sense to fall r<tr cute PR 
lady, Prank ie stone (played 
by the wonderful Ann 
Magnu^sori). She'» been 
til ( night in to spnice up the 
itiilriiid's pubttc profile in a 
search for more government 
funding. But she takes 
bim^juiisaiifm tf>o far and 
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rtijeiirch fstiiblishmenl, 
Chemterh's labs look 
decidedly bar^ir; basemi'nt, 
just oup stpp up fToin llrn' M'ts 
m Dt Who. But this is not 
3k^riotj-s gJJlK and chrome 
sci-fi. The cardboard 
scene r>' seems to tcU you not 
to uki.' tht' stknict* um) 
serously but concentrate on 
the characif?rs. 

Anil w'liat a wondc-rful 
hunch Xhfy are. 
Scatter-brained Frjuikic is 
breaking; off an affair with 
an arrogant conjitrcssman 
while tr>')i^S to pSan tor a 
niglurnamh Family 
wedding. Eler beut friend in 
hiding from her 
mu^cle-lhiund hiiijbjtTid. <»tar 
4]if a cheesy sitap- opera, and 
iii'tuatly 'inokeii' Mr Ki|^l 
tM'fore she realises hLs pulse 
is S^jjii-jpiirtfly electronic. 

Ttujn (litre's John 
(Empire of die Snny 
Malkovieh as the child -like 
riysscs. iiicnttcal iwin to his 
<Tc<iior. Joff. who makes Mr 
Spock look t)vere motional. 
Gonfuision reigns as randy 
lat>tcKrhnician S«n(ty, who 
pur^ueii Jeff Like he's ihe 
i;Lst m)u\ on canh, ends up 
ilLitutfi IJly&seri - and soon 
tljstovors ihai he wasni'i 
l>roKrajiime<i with sDcia] 
gn«'i»s when he s<.|uir[<} 
krichup aU over her new^ 
drew ill a burger bar! 

If thiit was a fair workl. 
Making Mr Right wmild hs' 
on i\ widt' r«»lf as*» while this 
month's clunken^ would be 
ouniilgnLfl to special fleapiLs 
reservi'd for bad movie 
tniLmxhisis Bui the world 
isn't Hiir so sdll can do is 
][iL|i]i>i <- '. I lu to si'iitx'b t)Ut IHr 
HiKht riKlii tiow. 
Thi'R'"ht nothing 
fmir-^iuire about Five 
Corners (15) either. Its a, 
wof\derfully eccentric study 
of life in New York's 
lowi-r-miildk- class Bronx 
neighbciurhfKid b^-k in 1964. 
conco fit rating ott a group of 
your^g pc-(ntk" much in tht' 
way ttiat American Graffiti 
ili<l, Bui while thai rotk n" 
rollin' epic elevated one 
riig}i( iiirn mythical 
[ifoi^iiiU'iM^, FlveDumenii 
k(^eps it-s feet firmly in 
reality. 

That'll not to say that it 
isn't packed with quirky 
humottrand odd events. 
Some, such as the dead 
IwngMiu in the psirk, urc 
expluintrtl. Hut there iifc 
other events, such as the 
teacher who i^ sKot in the 
hark by an arrow, which art' 




A rigtr't Talmi A paw ifcowf 



never fully explained. It's 
that ^>rt of a 
neighbourhood! 

The five comers rem re on 
the reiiim of Meinx. a 
ntnghbtjuring thug, JiM 
relca^'d from jail for tht* 
attempted rape of pet -shop 
assistant Linda. To her 
defence rushes James, who 
was ieft with a limp when he 
tried to rescue her all t]iiK+i.' 
ycaris ago, and had to be 
saved him.seirby tnugh-gtjy 
Harrj'. 

It's an explosive situation 
with Heinz, who's psychotic 
enough to think that Linda 
will want him hack, after 
Harry's blwxi. But. in the 
Word.Ki <ir Ikih l>ylati's tiong, 
"The times, they are a 
changing," and Harry has 
becotue deeply involved In 
America's growing civil 
rights movement and has 



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4 /(in* onrf thf it^tt Ciy,- ftUfy 
heiies. 

pledged himself to 
non-violence. 

Now add a couple of 
gum-ebewing, glue-sniffing 
bimbeltes and a pair of 
aimlcKi. fun lo\ ing teenage 
hoys who get their kicks 
riding around on the topH of 
elevator^,. Stir in Harry's 
mother, who isn't too keen 
on her sttn giJinii to get his 
head spUi open in a cla.sh 
with Deep South racists. 
Finally enrol Detective 'Big 
Foot' HuUivan and Sergeatil 
Maxola, who's always ready 



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\\\\\i an unlikely theory 
iil.Hjut the killings to solve it 
al. 

Five Corners is far more 
ihtttU^^^t '* collection of 
wucky characters in searfb 
of a plot tb<:fUgl\. TKc film 
may ajifM-ar free-wheelii^. 
but its rambling events 
hIowIv pain an invi|i!orHtlng 
portrait this suburb ttf The 
Big Apple in M. 

If ii'.s big acting you want. 
thefv'!i Miorp than f-nuugh in 
Ironweed (15). It \ the story 
of homeless. disiMissessed 
drifters in the ■sttiall 
American town of Albany in 
193b. Nameless, racele-is 
ptNtple - which makes it 
St range to cast Jack 
NichoLit>n, Tom Waits and 
Meryl Streep in the three 
cerUral parts. 

Nicbolwm b Phelan, an 
ex'bBsi.'Uill siiiir down on hi.'j 
luck, his brain confused by 
drink and haunted by the 
gho?>t.Hof men he killed in the 
past, Str<H^pisa 
ontv iH'autiful siinger who 
couldn't stand the pace and 
now, tM>draggled and almotit 
to<>thlesft, keeps up a 
Ifjve hate relationship with 
riielan. And Waites puts in a 
typically twisted came*;* as a 
hum dying of cancer, 

Next its A Tiger's 
Tale (15), an mid hall story 
wt in Texas, whitli hu-s 
:mimal loving BubtHT faling 
I or his b ratty girlfriend s 
mother, playi^id by the 
amply rtjunded 
Ann-Margret, He eventually 
movc?s in with the older 
Woman and even becomes a 
father 

Fir^t linw direcKir Peter 
DougluLS, Michael's brother, 
avoidii the pitfall of 
}>pKludng a Rro^-tiui 
rt lining of age Cfimcdy or ati 
imitation of The Graduate, 
but unluckily he's not 
sure-ftuJted enough to find 
another direiMio!i. The tone 
is uncertain and uiterest 
runs out long Ik' fore the final 
reel, A tiger or a dog? 

WfJJ)f-WO*)fl 

Wfxif-woitf but not the 
worst. We'll save that for 
last, [>on't be footed into 
thinking that Ja:>p<'r 
Carrot t 's preNcnce in Jane 
and the Lost City (F^f^ 
make!* this comic ^!ri[i (vvidi 
the emphaiiis tm M n [j i t ri ili< 
funtty. I could go on at grcjii 
length benoaning the waste 
of time, latent and money 
(atJout '24p by the liX)k of it) 
but it's kinder to clam up. 
now with this wanting: 
avoid this plain .Pane at all 

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aone, a totally tasteless 
ofrering of decaying 

corpses, nightmarish 
visions and ^IckhI and 
guts. Vcs, C+ VGAelv^f* 
into the world of horror 
film (ipecial efr^ctfi and 
shows ju<»t how it'hi done. 
Let the ^rri-siming 
commence... 




Just how do you rit> 
sometme's head off without 
It hurting? Tricky, t'h? And 
havi^ you ever wondered 
how inovit? m()n!iti,>nj arc 
mad<* so lerrif>'iiigly real? 



of a vuinplre or an 

impRi>vemi?nt on a !^tandurd 
werpwolf'fi head, fs'kf tJiLs 
advif'f . fk»t'i)mt*an iuiftr 
Even if you've gm ihi' 
(alent and yciu're iirrffiU'd, 




4 H^frai%«r: Skin ptoblmmt. 

The answer is sp+xiaJ 
effects^ a highly-skilltti 
farlor in the film-miiJfe'r's 
art. 

Thf most tM?autifu| moron 
can lie turned into a movio 
star hut you netnl to be extra 
tatent«i to work on .special 
effecLs. 

If you don't have a natural 
gift for inventing the uciu.sual 
or bizarre, you may as well 
for^ft iilHiut ap))l>'ing for;t 
jifb with smh iram,sa.s MM) 
and G ferine Uui'ivi' induiitrial 
tighl and Ma|p«' in the Onited 
Matps. or Jli>ii Keen's Image 
Attimation In BhtttJn, 

They're alway.s on the 
lookout for reiruits. fri^sh 
from design i'olli'gt* or cVf'n 
m^khjI, but iPytm can only 
show them your impression 




there ■» ihe usual six month 
apprenticeship. Not onty do 
you havetoleam hy 
watchinn the expertJi doin;; 
thej<ih, raihortimn Koing to 
a rormul college or (l)c>.urning 
through work experience, 
but you aksfj have to prove 
(hat you can fli in with tlie 
meniiH'rs of a project team 
without denitinding 
umiect^vmry extra attenition 
frnm y<'*ur sui>i'A'ir«irs. 
Tlic^s*' s|>e('ial t^ffccts 
teams eat\ Im* mudc up of 
dozens of people. Take t^hve 
Barker'* //('/f/niise»*, for 
infttant'e. Boh Keen was 
re?*ponsi|jle fur the special 
make-up effects but, durinj; 
the most fretful iiarts of the 
production schedule, ;i5 
[H-ople, many of them 
frfH'lanier^, l<K>k part in 



creating monsters. iKKlie!i 
and blood , And that 's not to 
mention tiu: tiatTis of 
tight ing »nd sfiund 
tiH-bnifiiuts wlun I- rioted the 
tnnvie's claui^trophobic 
atmtjsphere. 

MAKE- Lip A.\0 OPTICA LS 

There are two types of 
s(>ecial effect - known a* 
SFX - make-up and optical. 
Maitf'-up effi'CtM arc 
executwl flu ring the* movies* 
prcKJuction schedule - 



added to the film during the 
po»t production, pre-editing 
perif»d- They include 
computer generated 
animation, gio\^'?]. lightning 
and (lozeas of other stunners 
which ^9 a,dded 
t^lectriiiucaliy to the picture. 

<^)ften optical:) will 
enhance the effect of 
make-up as in the case of the 
demon effects in Steven 
Spielberg's fiottergiest. The 
demon head, which blasted 
out of the doorway after the 



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which can be anything froni 
two to 12 weeks, depending 
on the imd^t't . They account 
for the way iti whitii the 
monster actors li>ok with the 
.rubberisfid art of pros- 
thetics, for the props, 
explosions, and pieces of 
scenery-, if it's not human, 
and it moves live in from of 
the i-amera, the make up 
effects department probably 
have a hand, or two, in it 
Oiuical t'f fects are tt^udUy 



late Heather O'EouHce was 
rescued from timl^o, was a 
combinatiorL of an animated 
model - animakronics - 
and tints added by optksl 
processes. 

PRE-PRODUCTION 

Ik' fore any effei ts' work is 
done, however, thf director 
and producers meet with a 
deiKigner who tum;^ the 
.script s major stx'nes ir»to 
visual sii)r> buardit, The 




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boards ^iiow product ton 
staff Kow the s«'t tings and 



the SFX supervisor shows 
the final sketches to the 



5p«!cja] effects should lt»ok at nim's director. 



tho cinema iscreen 

The SPX JiU|MT\'is<>rs then 
study the iscript :ind 



Most directorn leave oJJ 
desi^ considerations to the 
experts but . in some cases. 



at Pinewood or a studio in 
Los Angeles. 

The Prosthetic pmcess )» 
very uncomfortable for the 
poor actors wh4> have it\ go 
Vhrfmgh it. They not only 
have to enthjre lotig early 
morning hiturs in the 
make Hj) chair while the 
apptjanees are fitted but alsi:j 
have to (dke a hellLth part in 
their desigji 

E*rostheiic ap]>lianc«3are 
made from thin, flexible, 
latex- based, rublier which, 
unrifrtunately. tears easily, 
aiid can Ih' worn nnly a few 
times. For that reason a 
planter origination caj«t Ls 
maide so that several copies 
of the iippliance can be 
(prmiijii'd, 

Ttit' t ast iii UKuatly formed 
I Ity using an actor's b^.HJy 
I tXH-ause tiie appliancre must 
I fit ^ml(:JIy, If the actors arc 
lucky liiey'JI only Iw? needt^d 
y.tix their hands, legs or faceii. 
y it hers arc less fortunate. 



toil and the giant demim hud 
to be moulded to hi'j IkkIv 
contours. 

The body c^-^t is only the 
first step in the F^ri»*theties 
proce^. The SFX artist then 
creates a model of the arm. 
leg, or body from t he actor's 
east and remodet.i the body, 
using H riexihlc clay like 
material, whitr sfill keeping 
to the actor ■- 
meafiuretiK III-- A . ;s>t is 
then miiitt' u\ lin' muMiJeJ and 
nileil with the pink liquid 
rubber iif>hjti*m whirh is 
used to creatf the altered 
body appliance. 

When the applianoe is 
ready it 's pairiti'd for skin 
tone iind the artist adds any 
extra lesttvire, such fis the 
plus \v\ HetirniMr's pinhead 
Cenobiteand Rick Hiaker's 
t(Xithy creation for An 
A trurrica n Wi^r 'u -ttlf /« 
LoniUm, It's then fitted to 
the ador by the film's on-set 
make lip staff who must 




drawings to ttee if the work 
their team are being asked to 
lid i$ prKKcihle and, if so, give 
jituidanee on how certair^ 
I'ffccls should be achieved 
while ^toying within budgjet. 
Me»t horror movteii hav« low 
imdget - again take 
Hi:Ur(ii.Srr or Frank 
Ucnwenlotter's firuin 
iJamaftP, bt>th of which had 
only a few million U* spt-nd 
iia production. 

MAKE-UP 

Despite the graphic detail on 
the story bcjards the 
make-up effects team still 
has to create the creature 
which will terrorise the 
human star%, AH members of 
the team have an 
opportunity t^ irvput during 
lh<* (kiiign process before 



Ihey may have strong ideas 
on how all aH|M*cis of the 
movie should ktok, Ken 
Kussell is such a director. 
The makp-up effects in 
(r*>tfik\ for instance, were 
heavily influenced by hU 
sensual filmic style and his 
new films, versions of Bram 
Stoker's fimritla and Uiir 
(JffTh€ Whitf Wami, all have 
Russell's style stamped on 
their f^FX 

Once the drawings are 
approved, or *Uere<l, the 
SFX team starts to translate 
design into practice. Most 
horror film effects involve 
the art of Prosthics, 
through which the human 
body can ht^ distorted and 
fantastic creaturcrs from 
beyond the grave brought 
into the reality of a movie lot 



A Wtrmwoff: A ftw th.. . 

especially if they're 
appearing in films such as 
th'Urtiijk^ot Vifngt^ttt-e: Tlif 
Lt^pjtd f}ffhintpkinhi^id: 
which hasJu-Ht tnivn released 
in the USA. where the 
monsters are naked and 
fuU-body suits are required. 
Only full immersion, haptii^m 
in plaster, makt's it jKHtoiblt* 
to create a body suit base for 
an actor. In Pumpkittheud, 
for instance, the creature 
actor was more than six feet 



make sure that the r^ibbcr 
blends in with the rest of the 
act<*r'«i lx*dy Tin- fsiee is the 
most awkward area to fit 
because ruhlwr has to Ik" 
attached to the eyulidi and 
the contours of the nose. 
The goreappliers mtjst 
abei ln' rareful whur*' they 
splalti'r hliHMl nr pus. .Stime 
ilirecturs will have fits 
during the rush vie wings of 






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the djw's scenes if bJood on 
thi* Jf^ft side i^f a face 
siiddi-nly vanishes anil 
appfarb on ihe other sitie. 
The cominmiy staff arc 
then* \a pnsun* that this sort 
of cata^iruphe d<>esn*t. 
happen. 

UMBS 

The Ability to rip limbs f rum 
a human body is a precb^ 
scifnco, {jraptlrwl with 
rplish by PX artists, 

Arms, legs and heads must 
)(H))c life tiice and are created 
in the same way as hoiJtiwi*d 
body applian<.-c5. Th<*y may 
be fitted witli oxplosix'i- 
squibs if thc>y 're meiint to 
explode, be wired to an 
actor" s twjdy if they're to l>e 
pulled off, or pacified with 
rublj^T intestines which are 
fifed or drawn out during 
mutilation scene. 

In the splatter film genre*, 
and in sjme modem 
mainstream crime thrllJenii, 
human inlenstines are often 
mi^ulded in plastic and 
hollowed out. They are 
ptiekeft, w^ith sqtiib;!. intf*a 
t}rea.<jt plate which the actor 
wearK under his clotJiing. 
Fluid stacks are attached to a 
hand pump which is 
conrealefi U*hind the actor, 
off camera , 

When the squibs are 
exploded, tearirvB, tite 
clothes and releasing the 
it^ti><itineH, the hand pumpi^ 
squeezed at^d gore Miuirts or 
otraes from the wound. 

1 1 a diri'ctor requires mure 
fnulikition than thefturface 
effects on an actor's body a 



proiiithetic limb can be 
sulstituted In elose up and 
detonated with a squib. 
During iJie process a high 
sipecd camera is tjwd mj X hat, 
on normal speed pluylHtck, 
the explosion is <>itown at a 
shtwer sp*>etl and its effect 
liHiks more horrific. 

STOF MOTION 

Scinu- i'ff(H-t» SHMjuenc^ks 
mahe the usfr of hum^iji 
aciore or ordinary Pnjsthetlc 
appliances, in from of a 
normal speed camera, 
impriiclk'at. On thes<e 
iM-vimtinfi The mnke up 
effects (earrt <*(>-operates 
with theatudio'H 
stop-miHion detianment. 

Stop miition photography, 
developed ijy HpX jiioiieeni 
such as Kay Harr^haubFon in 
the Sinbai movies »f t he 
19608, takes its principles 
rrf>m the art of rnrioon film 
making, The special camera 



can Ije set to run at a variety 
of speends, inuloiling one 
frame for each press of a 
trigger by the ciperator. 

The make-up FX leani 
builds the tuudel limb, 
spaoecraft or ctieat ur^e to be 
animated by prtHlucIng a 
wire frame model of the 
subject and Bunxmnding it 
with the PriKstthetic ruhl>er 
skir^ for its body. The Umbs 
of the body ran then be bent 
into various shapes*. 

Alternatively, tlie 
anlniaiion subject may be an 
ear or the naiU (d » liunii 
which have to ■ecm to grow 
quickly. Tbe/Sie are made out 
of mouldable clay sto that 
they can be stretched as well 
iw bent around the wire 
base. 

The subject is placed itk 
front of the camera, a few 
frames are shot ami ihe 
subjecl is moved slightly 





A HtfMstn Bmavfy if oniy ikirt d**p, 

ringers bent, ears waggle<] - 
before a few more frames 
are taken. The result is a film 
sequence in which the 
subject appears lo be moving 
or mutating of lt«t own 
accord. 

Stop motion sequences are 
cut into the movie in various 
ways. If Ihe se(|uence Ls in 
clme-up the director usually 
inter-cuts jt with shots of 
live actors l« make the scene 
seem more real If, however, 
the animaied subject ls a 
scale mtwlel wludl tuust be 
seen against a Uve 
background together with 
resU actors an optical 

4 hnique. called blue 
:>i ri'ening, is uf^ed. 

The mcKJel to he animated 
Ls shot against a blue which 

8-rain Da/nog*: Spot thm brain cmii. 



is invisible to the camera 
which has been told to 
ign<»re that key colour. The 
actors > meanwhile, film 
their scene in the live set, 
reacting to the animated 




A hfttraiimr: Merntar - men or mot 

monster Wfiich they cannot 
see and will be added durir:;? 
the post prmlwticm priHi 

DEVEIjOPMENTS 

Most s[>e<:ial r-ffects work, 
particularly of the optical 
variety, are filmed partly on 
set and partly during post 
prt kIuc t ion , Recent ly . 
however, several l>! 
director!), including Stan 
Winston in Pvmpkinheatt 
and Ciary Sherman in 
Fnilrrtjt'iat III, hiSve 
prtHluced the whole SFX 
package live on set. These 
movies are more expensive to 
nmike than thoM" using scale 
miKlels and pftst pniduction 
film tinting processes, but 
during the live PX shooting 
thedlreitorcainsee 
immediately if the ef feels 
re4j,uired are working. 

So, why do directors rral}} 
prefer all effect.^, including 
iigtvining and flood, on set? 
The reaiHjt^ btn^mcs O'bvious 
if you study and compare 
any old horror movie in 
which )K*si prikiuttion 
effects were used, with a 
new film such hs Fttttirrgeisi 
til. If you look carefully ai 
some of the sequences in 
say, Larry OohcnnQ. ycm'll 
be able to see the fracture in 
the film where mo<Jel effetis 
were added! Study 
Poliertjri^t ///, however, 
look for the splits and you 
won't discover any. 

The future can only be 
bigger a art Iwtter, Who 
knows what the world nf 
special make-up effects will 
releaM! into our world. 



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AJene it mndi. nuieitle ind 

proud,', the final hop« to iarth'i 

uvigcfy ind ovwrpopulalioti... 

North Sat ■ slorl«ut i^*cc itsrtien 

BrbHJntg scr#nt rnn<}uilfry, tao much 

ItinqulUty... preparations should be 

ufKkiwuy for th« final rvKuatioit. 

Conirnunlcatlorti ant dead, tcienltsn 

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This Is no Max Headroom who we oil know 
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Tills character - wtio ha$n*f got a name 
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Mr Boots - that's whot weUI call him for 
the moment '- Is the brainchild of the two 
men behind the Boot Promottonal videos, 
Peter Reynolds ond Peter Rushton. They 
started producing the videos back in 
August 1965. The new formatj which stioufd 
be In the stores now, will set new standords. 

After discussions obout what Mr Boots 
should look like Peter Rushton created the 
vtsuol Image and colour artwork. 



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decision was taken to use it to creote and 
animate Mr Boots. 

The figure of Mr Soots was broken down 
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sub-structures. For Instance, his head 
consists of spectacles, face, f oreheod^ hot 
nose, eyebrows, ears and Jaws etc. Some of 
these features also have sub*parts. The 
eyes have pupils, as an example. 







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Individual parts Is programmed Into 
computer. This process takes several days. 
When complete, the figure can perform 
certain movements. These movements are 
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sequences. 

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name for Mr Boots. What we wont you to do 
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you to create your own animated figures. 

Also answer the following question. What 
Is the Robot's favourite number? You'll find 
the answer by watching the video. 

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Competition, Computer -h Video 0am9§, 
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EC1R SAU. The closing dote for entries will 
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monkeys and ostrith-ridtng skeletonj 
search of the lost treasure of Babylon 







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Sys 39712 for unlimited lives 
Ch^tlenge of the GabQtS^ 
Poke 28798,80: Sys 16384 
for unHmited lives 
Exolon. Poke 7427,205: Sys 
2061 for unlimited lives 
Feud: Poke \ 6404. 14,- Sys 
1 6384 to start with all 
Irgred tents 

Game Ov^f. Poke \ 5244, 234 r 
Poke 15245,234: Sys 2304 
for unlimited lives 
Head over Heeis: Poke 

3031 5, 1 44: Poke 303 1 6.44. 
Sys 324 for 90 Heads - and 
Heels and 90 Doughnuts 
Tfie Living Dsyiights: Poke 
4390.238: Sys 4352 for 
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Metrocross: Poke 
13501,234: Poke 
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Ramon Balnathsah from Amsterdam sent us tFiese 
pokes for the C64 al! the way from Holland. First load 
the game, reset the computer and enter each poke 
separately, then press return and type SYS and the 
number to restart the game. 



Nemesis fKanam!}? Poke 
SS6fl,2SS: Sys 5768 for 2SS 
lives 

Zynaps: Poke 3726 1 .2SS: Sys 
32769 for 255 lives 
Oink: Poke 39922,1 65: Sys 
16384 for unlimited 
Rubbishmen 

He also sent us these tlpS: 
ThsSenttnei; To reach 



Landscape 131& use code 

5889603S 

Ace Ih On the Highscore 

table type DUSTY 8UG and 

suddenly you ve - become an 

immortal pilot. 

Mystery of the Niie: Here are 

the three passv^ords: Level 1 

HDS76l72V;Level2 

HE576t71V;Level3HF 

5761 70V. 



Future Knight: On the 
titlescreen hold down keys B 
U G 8 7 all at the same tlme. 
The border goes grey and you 
have unlimited lives 
Stiff Up and Co,.- Enter USE 
ORGAN and the computer 
wlN prompt you - for some 
notes. Type In (without 
spaces) 'DEFACED' and pre^s 
return. You now can play the 
second oart, 

Krakout: To activate the 
cheat-mode enter C on the 
high-score tabi:e - You then 
get Infinite lives, but no 
score. 

Championship Wrestline: ff 
your opponent gets you 
down on the floor - push 
forward on the Joystick and 
press the fire button as fast 
as possible. Your energy 
zooms upwards and the 
opponent gets pushed off. 




Hopd you Dkd KarnoVj. 'cos we've gone 
pretty much overboard on If this month* 
There's some other stuH as well as the 
mammoth mops though, with hints and tips 
Irom US Gold's very own Leod^rboord 
champions on how to ploy ond win, am well 
as a reminder of Winner Stays On and a 
(albeit truncated) dose of hints, tlos and 
pokes. Back to normal next month, but in 
the mean time don't forget to keep sending 
your cheats in 'cos we'll all find them useful. 
Oh yes, and while you're ot It^ why not let 
me know how you think ploymasters is 
going: what's good, whot's bod, what's 
downHghf lousy. Probably what you really 
hate ff these poxy intros, so PH be off...nowl 

Tim's popped in and says if any of you 
have any hints and tips on how to find 
Melissa, he'd loveto hear them. Be seeing 
you. 
Matt 

The fif it "Winner Sioyj 
On" contejt went oheod at 
th« «nd of lost monrh, and 
VfOi o rooring successi 

We <io have a prefty hoi 
bunch of contend er$ winging 
ifwir WQy d^wn h«r« to 
C + VG towers thogoh, lo the ' llllll 
competition ti bound to Kove f 
been fait and furioui. Look | 
(or the full report next month, . 
when the lucby winner, and | 
the lorry loters, will be ' 

reveoled. | 

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the greoteit content in the I 
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con1inue& From month to 
month, ot our chompton tries 
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cHqll^noe^ when we'll g^t a 
hondfurof you to thow our 
champ juit what computer 
games are all about. 

Ai on incentive - os if you 
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name in lightil we're giving 
away o wliole load of 

?ood?es, including^ gomes^ 
-shirti, moclced up C -H VG 
covers ond an Atari STI 

DEFENDER OF 
THE CROWN 

For a sTari the b«ii chorocter 
to become i* Geoffrey 
Longs word, who it on 
eKtelleot swordsman, ond 
ttius mokes raiding prerty 
easy. Stort m the verl lignt 
blue territory neorthe middle 
of England, which puts yOM 
quite close to the brown ond 
the red which ore two of the 
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the MOVE ARMY option, ond 
then clicking on a costle, 
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hit the castle woH sik times, 
then use greek fire or disease 
(always useful when your 
opponent has a lot of men) . 
For best results on the bottle 
screen use STAN D AN D 
FIGHT or KNIGHT'S 
CHARGE OS they give th« 
best results. 

One of the hordett 
toquences to win it the (oust. 
One way to win this is to keep 
the mouse iiroight, and then 
hit rhe Firtt button once o 
clang is heord. The second 
ond more dangerous way ii 
to oi^m your lance to kill your 
opponent's horse. 

In the raiding scene, hit the 
mouse button quickly once 
your opponent hg^ raited hif 
sword, He wilt try to get you 
after three or four good hits. 
Keep the second button down 
until his sword goet back up, 
and repeol to win. 

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ariglnaior ol 9 lie Lia4er0ifirtt 
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Ttifl populBrlly of compuler goll games Is amaring - and 
there are none more popular trTan me us Gotd Access game 
LeailerOQar^, And to prove the oolni, m World Class 
Leaderboard Computer Goll Cliamiilonstiips were naia 
recenlli. 



«f«an an tiiois undar 13D nrHt. 
use VQur own shorl dislancti, 
in la piles vou a ttailer cMnca oi 
patting ttia ntii in m hole] For 
aKifflpit. 124 firdi=3 woDtt 
a nun 



onlv hiva lla railsior just mioi 

ttie half wav mm oi ins pavar 

ifldicitor. 

« llvavi Mil fllilitli loiiv over 

water, laklnv Ihe wind Itclor Into 

accQuni. 



aim eraw rcomroMai! nooKt ihB 
DbM St «ill Thli IS Hri usttm »B 
nofis 1 1D y 

• f tSf ing gut ol Roimi • 
RemaniDtr, rHeiw iwo niora cluDl 
II Diaiint irflfn Aear to m 

til ma V aifO ttiree man tmt II 
luriner iniOi me rouffh. 
» ie«rfl l« ouncii I h« tail - virt 
uterui ir you iiad ri^ui^tiivas ii 
the irefli. 

• water Hazardi. It ttfs trtss It 
ttie loregrauRO ntde wattr in lae 




A DnvB iimt dawn tht foirwaf. 

from salt Lalt Cllv. Utati. lor III 
prestntallan, 

tRe wmner ai me nnviGe round 
WIS St moil Stewarl. ol 
Lanarvsnirv. who iroi 10 Mt 
lessons wiiri the prfl ltM li ii l al 
lit local goiTciuD. 

The amateur cup was wonbv 
Mark Himap. of Undon. Nha alio 
receivtf • IM set ol Jtck 
lickfttn dvtlt. Tne Ninner or the 
iroiMsionai cup was Ciirit Dale, 
irem snettleld. wHd won a mil %%\ 
ol rini gotr Diuua. 

Ind lh« Leftdertsaam champs 
lata come up witi!) ins jotloirlnv 
Mils and itsi lo hem your gelt 
game. 

Chris oaie, Hinnsroiine 
Pro toss tonal Cub. tComnvolirt 
pi: 

• tNike a CDmpf«neniivft cfiari 
ot four swum distances di each 
Cluh uting ihe driving rtflge 
Ofltlon e.g.: (a) Loni+ Short, di) 
Long+Shon wtin fete. . . 

IISQ. wben acDroaching the 



4 O&wff fhf hoh or fn th« btirrkerf 




S'lwoft O wot^ry hoiard. 



• idd aiTOHt u f afdi wMt 
lllflflB from the rouil. thit woufd 
depenit on wind stretflh and 
dIrecKon. 

• Uta i4oDk and Stica lo lel 
around oDstaciss. 

• II in aansfl ireet us« f. and 



• itwavt HI P wlan ismini from 
tne rouin immtdiatttv sround Ihs 
gulling gr»n, l«££ than 3Q raroi. 

Ind herti are lew lips irgm 
amateur cttamDion Mark HvmaA. 

• TBt rower Snao indicator - 
liarn to lade (coniroiied slice). 



oackgniund. iha nail will Hid in 
\m water, wlthoiii oenatlv to thi 
Diayer. 

• Cnippthf arouitd \tit green • 
learn lo puncii witt) the ph and 
practise iQ Ni^rk oul Ft^w lar eich 
ihot will go. Frcm m rougii. a Pi 
nti at full power wlii c^ver 31 
Virtfs. 

US Boid Plant \% niaau a 
commerative package caliotf m 
lintsrsosnj Csftsctfffit. f or lh« 
Com mod or? B4 the including 
prlglnal iaa^erMsnS 

decuUvi t u^erboart!. werti 
Cliss tes^grBSif^.iar Iht 
Soectrum and imsirad It will 
liditi tiuttrissrij. 
IttHnoBM imr,imem. and 
world Ciats L8B3er60Bni. 

It rdu Mit any uselut 
isiaerBBBra m\i and not send 
tftem \9 Plaimastert. campurer 
+ lidei) 61 met. frtori Court, 
ifl 32 Ftmngdon una. 
LonddflECiR3lit. 




YOUl SIlQt'Up, sit up and listen good. 
This is GrotbaffFJ yelling - sorry - 
talkini;< You know me. I'm the witch 
fnmi Emu's hnk Windmill Show, 

Anyway, enough of thi!« drivel. The 
oiher day I waN invited to attend the 
kutsch of a rather evil ijttlf gfttnc 
called /Vz/^/i/mdreby Cajicsde. Weil, 
they chose a really spooky pub cetlar 
for a hit of a bingo. It was really 
great. En a fit of generosity - it wm 
the drink - they decided to give 1 
load of creepy -craw lie goodies to 
C + VG Readers. Not only that they sat 
me down and made me sign a lucky for 
yon 13 posters which I'm giving 
away. And all Tor nothing! 

That railier nice young deputy 
«ditor from C 't^ VG. Paul Houghton - 
such a pleasant character, full of fun, 
helpful, conierited with his lot is 
looking after them right now. So you 
can be sure they are safe. 

All you have to do is write into the 
Great Grotba^s Fright mare 
Giveaway, Computer + Video Garner, 
Priory Court, 30-:J2 Farringdon Lane, 
LoEidon EC !R 3Ai:. All the entries 
wlU be put into the hat and the lucky 
names pulled out will be a winner. 

Besides the 13 posters, I've got 
seven skulls, two hats, five 
pumpkiii'headfd creatures, one set of 
vampire teeth (new), three big black 
snakes, one small white snake and 
seven cobwebs up for grabs. 





GROTBAGS GREAT FRIGHTM ARE 
GIVEAWAY 

\AIHF 




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Welcome back to Karnov. Tliere's no point 
m«ib£ing around, you'vo hod a breather tn rho 
land of pokos and stuff, lo lot's got stroiont 
stuck iri. Some mean swimming involved hero so 
dse^^^^th, hero wo go . , . 



lEviirtvi 

Aimeitt right away y 
und*rMret*r insn arm 
If rhit loMs th^n vmim to 




o whoi* (ood of 
. Try lo outswfim Iham, but 
th* wat«r oimI fir«, Ttwra 




; 




•t9 alM> a loo4 of tUtmt o(ong tha boriam. Walt until th«y 
•pun fir* ^Mlckly. Tou may !>• owt ol th« wratar, but yew'r* net 



out af iha w«9da yat. Ihmrt't iilll lh« giant dlnaiour guardl<on 
ot th« and to b«ot. 



All ft m m\ 





Uj^. 



i « 



'tvM VOA9 to b^U'w ific (irtjr uown 

To kill tt«* owli juit ka«p firing whfU awoldins hit »lM»t», oitd 
•fl lli« fewrth »hot t>i* owl wJII vjiplo*!*. Don't get tee iveor 
ifcowoKt At the end ef tK* level th«r« or* more MedwKti to gel 
«r, THgger l»M lint, kill ll, then Iwmptiy lh« Hattn mhadt 



^MVMM^iFdt leek* like an apple), trigger th« leaf 
Meduta, get the |M»wer pill and |Hmp backward* re avoid the 
llgure head f irtnig. Kill the loit Medwia to liniih rh* level. 




It li elM pettlbie to bill the Hydro by tiondlng iuti to th* 
tight of the spinning floor {you'll know what I mean when yo« 
tee It) but yeu will hove to (iimp ro owold one of the *hof i. 

Mas r up If a good old t Rex . rrlager him off. kill the boi, 
«»* ♦ryl'no »o ow»W the Hornet, 0« »* 4»*hefe th# hrdr« wa« 
ani dj-op a b4«Hb through the hole juii bsfora you drop 



through ye^iirteif ■ Obviouily yau hova to avoid being hit by 
the T Rex flame* and the bat. 

there I* alio a boulder which yew hove to ovoid betnf 
iplerted by . The way to do thit I* to crowch on the *tep. 




^WmtUhmy dn fight b««tt, by firing o liip^k aleng the f loar 
J >rHinJonally. There's ano)h«r Tyronnei^ur i& tend to ll'i 

n«ker>, and then you're tcot free. Of tewrte there'* itltl ievel 



id iha t«nol tonfronlolion with the -wngrd ta cginvc.J 
you're en your own with that ene . . . 



-^^^sBm 



GET INTO CRIME! 



In the late 1ogo*s ttie streets el New York are a Jungle. 
Yen are the ice coel leader ef a gang of Urng erazeil 
terrorists. Your main goal Is to become the richest, 
toughest and most notorious gang In the city. 




FREE! 



SEND YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS TODAY FOR YOUR FREE TRJAL ( 
irS A CRIME THE WORLDS MOST POPULAR PLAY-BY-MAIL GAME 

Write to: - 
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TURN TROUBLE 



he Laboratory, wtio brought 
yCHj Further Into Fantasy, have 
had problems with the mai 
recently, so you may have had 
OfOblems m\h turns 

The main feasors Tot ihis is 
ihal Ihey nave moved 
oremises and most o1 Ihe mail 

nt lo ih&f old addre^ has 
...een destroyed by ihe 
iny^iferious new occupter. 

The r>ew address is 1 6 Ridge 
Neihef Moor. Liden. Swindon, 
Wills. 

Speaking of the Lab. fh«ry 
have released a new pfoduci 

M^gelOfds Of Doom The 

Second Generation. Thhs is a 
loiaily computer-modefated 
^ame thai is sei on FIFs old 

unimg ground,, tti© pJanet 
Dorm, 

In fact the game has many 
jjiniiaritaes to FfF a$ the gods 
and rh€ NPC's are virtually the 
same The mam difference m 
lhis game is you control a large 
aimy to complete a simple task 
Ihal yggr deity has allocaled 
The lask m question is to wipe 
oui the other 49 players and 
prove your total supremacy o* 
the Qlobe 

As you can see it is an 
nterestfog corcepi and w«tl 
vvorth a look Orice again by 
exposirtg my body to drasic 
alcohol abuse, i have 
pftrauaded The Lab to enter 
the realms of the pay belore 
you 0Ay bfigade and this 
neans that EVE RV ONE wtio 
vr'tesmtomeaiC+VG 
&rtctosirtg the column headir>g 
lOT a photocopy) and a s sa.e 
wll receive: A Free Start Up; A 
Free Rulebook: Two FREE 
^urr^s, This means a total 
sawng of over E5.00. 

CITIZEN 
MUTANTS 

Moving on now to Citizen, e 
new P&M,thai wiJI certainly stif 
theimaginialion, i1 not the 
emotions It IS a 
nand- moderated roleplayirkg 
game. That is set on ihe planei 
Mersey Tanner in3288. 

The last ctvitised continents 
nave split mto Two directly 
OOpOsrte governments, 
rtamely communist and fa ^ 
wtiose aims are ihe sa^''^'' 
■vorid domination Cc^jtunes ol 
nucFear and germ^Mare 
t^ave taken lhe>fj||^^ apart 
from tt>e Two odmed todress 



Cities, the fest ol the land is 
barren radioactive wasteland 
filled witti all sodsd mutated 
titefomis 

Vou play one ol Ihe ten types 
gf genetic available, wtxjse 
aim is to bring down and 
destroy the enemy 
governmeni 

Although t have only played 
a cotJple ot rounds, it is clear 
that the game offers a wide 
chotce for many drtlei'ent kinds 
ol players. The rounds are well 
written. intere^iriB and 
atmospheric. 

Ovef all. il you can jgrxjre the 
spelling mistakes and are sci fi 
minded then you should enjoy 
this game i tiave managed to 
secure a special ofler for 
C + VG readers, whi^ is as 
Idllows Set up in Gttzems 
usually £5.00. tut if you write 
into me at C + VG with a 
cheque lor C3 5C made 

Payable to Mersey Tanner 
roduaions. you will receive a 
j-ulebook. a set up, PLUS 
£6 00 worth ol credit m your 
account. Further turns are 
£2.00 each 



G.M's WANTED!! 

Have you ever lartcied working 
asaGM lor a leading PB.M 
company^ Well, now you tiavi 
the chance, as several b^^^ 
companies are looking I 
potential candidates 
Mitri^aines. Sloth 
PheoniK garr>esj[^ Jfjdf? 
Games are a|yB^ v 

G.Ming talaMH . .jn 



ikfng 1^^^ 




ladiive 
Jan eKr^*'"''^'" 
\ f ote-p)ayini. 
y me a iirw? ana I r,',-,il 
^(t on The orty ccrfKJitiOrre 
, alhave been laid down to rrw 
are itiat J&de would I ike to hear 
from someone who is ovef 20 
aod pheorux warM someone 
who cw use a word 
processor 



CRIMSON SUN 
RISES 

Talking of Pheonix gajmes, 
they have re-vamped ihar 
Single ctia^acter F.R P, Lands 
W the CfifTiSon Sun r ecerdly 
They have a new nMbock. 
which IS vastly aipenor to the 
ok) one, and I suspect prmied 
on a lazer printer 

This game is ready made lor 
those of you wtio like your 
fantasy Ifberaliy spnnkied witH 
reality, whereby magic is very 
rare and viewed upon wtWi 
suspicion with the local 
populace. If you are 
interested please drop me an 
s s.a.e. wHh a cheque made 
payable to the conipany lor 
£5 00. For this you get Start up, 
rulet»oa4( and three tree 
rourids. Fudher rounds are 

etso 

CHAOS RULES 

Odde Feltowes and Co, 
has come up With a brand 
new gasne called Order Ot 
Chaos I do not have erxiugh 
space for ful! details, but ttis 
basis ol the game is this 
Imagine a certain god at the 
beginning ot creation. He 
labours lor sjx days creating 
the basics of a world Sun. 

ars. seas, land etc and on the 
enth he decides to have a 

i'vK) put evolution into your 
harK^^ 

There wii. lo a charge of 
£SW to offset ^" costs ol 
mnning the pla>it^t and to 
discourage I9mev4lfai^i's 





Hid pj^iyiL'ii; i'i-j«; up /ou w?EI be 
sent details and m'^ied to take 
part 

SHEER 
SPECULATION 

Waveney Gajries »s an up and ' E6.Q0 plus a free 



ciJming P S M company that 
' uns the excettent roleplavtr>g 
PBM Deienda est Carthatgo. 
a game which will be reviewed 
m t^ie nol too distant future 
Judith Proctor, the head 
hone ho at Waveney, has 
written to me to say they have 
|USl released a new ccxnputer 
moderated P B.M cai^ 
Speculate 

Basically, Specvfate is a 
game for ten ptayet^s wtio start 
of! with CIS. 000 each and is 
won by the first player who 
becomes a miihonajre 

The garne has a fixed 
dieacnine ol ten day intervals, 
startup IS E5 00 and turns are 
ei 24 per turn 

Waveriey Games have 
kindly olfered a free rulebook 
to any C + VG readtef who 
provides me with a 9*^> by 6'/? 
S,S A E Interesied^ThendrOf 
me a line 



WAR ZONE 

Anctent Emptres and 
Conquest of the Stars are the 
latest computer moderated 
American imports by Nova 
produCtK>r^ Empires IS a 10O 
man per unnt-level 
corresporKtence war game of 
diplomacy, production 
economics and conquesi with 
a liberal amount of tactics and 
strategy thrown ^n 

Starsi^ a tulunstic space war 
game, based on the same 
ba&s as Empires, but brought 
forward to the 23rd century 
Once again, diplomacy, 
economics and combat is 
essential as you manoeuvre 
ypuf way lo the position ol 
Galactic feader 

Rulebooks and start up tees 
■n each case total £4 00 and 
you Will gel a free turn if you 
join via C + vG Alf cheqtjes 
made payable lo Nova 
Productions Ltd Please note 
at the time ot printing the turn 
round lee was nol known 

Keepirtg with wargames. 
Whitegotd Games have also 
otitained Ihe rights to run two 
"merican comptiteri^ed 

£TT«s in Ihe UK. namely 
e Ot Power and Foq CT 

'Of. 

IS you aap!v 'or either garrie 
viaC + ^yOw. get:aslar1 
up 'H ft3iw«f for t;,. 00 plus a 

't'. "jrn; astai ufWi War tor 








WgL>rt« hett^ with more FAniasy Role Playing neiASt views 
and reviews, inclydtngt Siandard Gsntcs* n«w MECGA 
s>^iem way, tbanhs for ibt massive ttmuunt of mail, But 
DON'T stop. 1 want W know what YOU waul from the 
F.il.P. column. Rt^nti^mber, h'n your column. Use il or 
losciti 





*- SAMUrtAI BLADES 

^ PueUSHER SrANDARO 

GAMCS. 

*■ PRICE raft. 

»■ RATINO; n% 

Standard Garnet have dont Jt 
aOfi^nl With the retesaa of Sstnurai 
Blades, th«v haw untosshed a 
Qatrm bue6 on JapafMtaa 'u»dal 



thfoudh th« rulaboofc to ^t tha 
flanarat idea of the game, than you 
should r^^eed it fc»r a more 
ihofot^gh inai>action to o-nMne ih«t 
you f uHy understand ths ruiflft. 

For th« rncord, the rules are very 
auv td urwlBrKtarid and prvctaetf 
writtfrn. Evan rwvlcti pttyfrt 
shouJdn'i hwa any prob^tna. They 




Samurpi Bhtdmt - fmtdal fantaty 



warfare which .„...^;,, ., ,..„ „. ,;.u 
rrtost impotani points in the 
^rrarig workt - ^/ood v»ba for 
money and slmctfcrty of play. 

The oama caters for two players, 
or taafTta, wtio control armies of 
m^ whom figtii on e mdn to m^ 
b«»l« in an Bariy sty^ of Jepan^w 
armed combat. 

Upon opening Mhtt lupertity 
Hwctrttad box, ywi immediate^ 
noiic* thii, genw contains a gniAt 
doat for your money. Th9 ccHito/iti 
conai^t of i brgft jheei of full 
coksur cHarDciflp courttars, a wetl 
nwuihtod twQf^ty sided d««e, t*iQ 
large full ceknut mafH, three 
boohlatt, a dear plaatic countar tiy 
arul a coupto of handy, quick 
reference pdayihaefta. 

The meips and cfwacter 
counters are just beautiful TYm>t 
have been created in the uaditional 
5tflr>dardi moiitd, being cle^rfy 
printed in nwrty colours on top 
quMiiy pap«( , Moving ooto<he 
booklets for s moment, these 
c.ov*t four specific srsas twHch 
V*: Th« njles of p(ay, historical 
badi0nHin4j, playing pi«e«s and 
(fw tcatwrien. 

Rrst of all you shoukl fead 



covsr itm tMSJc combat concepts 
initially, inclyding archery (both 
rTKKtnted and on fool I, the enect 
of terrain and barracades, but, it 
you require thwm, you c»n mow« 
on to the mor« advanead njkM ihjit 
coww Seppuiuj {glorious Mikidfly, 
deflection of rrusstles by nwnks. 
Shgriktn jfive pokwad star! 
ihfowirKg by Miniai Hid tA^ 

The nam beefclai daale with the 
titsTorical aspects of fqudal Japwi 
(tv^ the playing fMAcsa. The 
historic rMoarch that has gort* into 
rho gflme it impr^wvs, It covers 
aucti topis aa th« land of Nippon 
in ^anenll, than movas on to eovttr 
The E^paror, Shogum. Daimyos 
IKiMKJaof Ci«rts$, Samurai, Niniai 
and Monli* to rv»rn« but a f AW. The 
piecat ara thvi (i»ctflwd and 
Aliocai9d to which group they 
|>elong. 

The scerufios booMet contains 
tsa adventures for your anniat to 
engage in conflict. They rartge 
from ttM timp4e "Ambioh" to the 
mofa connplicflied "Night of the 
Ninja", 

Thiiy ar« all well wrrtian and 
eniffta^ing to play. 



*■ \ttJL.AROI.LPl\\«Mj 
S>STKM (IA>lA>i^ KIUTION). 

► piblishi:r:mu;ac;ames 



h h.ii. Iwrii iiiiifc A uliitr ^.inrr 



to »te«r clear nl sti the 
annoving parts of 



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alSfi li.i: !"■ 

com hint* 



viicm. 

real tan in name :i 
vn 



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tcm, which dcdl> 

inJH K tl.C 

irnr-etifion oui 



and 



iixiicial 

>i AcgK^n^. Uy 
Rr.sk.ns have 

■id they 
»;tu i fiole 
n whi','h I hey 

ipcd due 



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anwerisYcs - aHer a 



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tl V'O 

II.: ll 

y: •■fail 

indtpitk (> 

muVtrV IT . 

^ clear cu- 

q.. ins: 

liou) iidviiig tt ihtJ %lurrcl to 
hcing downright hcliserrni. 

I-urthermf>rr. J liV<»d iht way 
ibehit lo^ Ics 

T 1 .1 r n m i^ ■ r i 



!<• a I'Uisncii •lie;- ij.uc men i:- gtiuc l^ciicv apic. '■^iin 








cniiSJiiu open lu 
»ffn!. M vou are 



TteiA/^ 



Gan\t% Wofktho]]' have titued City 
!•: . i .ind Wmrhminmcf F.R.P. 
I ■■-!■. icttT pack. 

I "u- ii^rm^ ti » suppldiicnt for 
:he S\idfe Drwld R P G t>yt it can 
ailly tve iidjifM«d lo mti in 
cofliufictton *iTih Of (iff g«me«. 
for your money you rccene 






:,. <.;<i» (,^> «iiich 



-.tit;, li.c J^wi,;]. 
-'milled "he ciTTTi 



lie to 

ir 



k a 




aitdiiional ruto for WH 4QK 



(hrowrt in a) urdl, wKich I ihoupht 
wai 1 nice Ituk louch. 

On the whole t ihouiiht th«t City 
Bhck WIS welt v-of tK ihc a .99 
G.W, arc aikjng for ic and it n a 
muii for any: ^eriou^ ptav«f of 
Judge Dtttidm WH 40K. 

MJQvini on lo tJie WMrhMotmct 
FMiiiaty ChAiMctet pack dow, I 
admit 10 finding mywlf nkdy 
turprised , Vou we when I firir 
look at ai ihe product. I iho^ihi ii 
wat ]UM fimng to Ik a load of 
characif r Rcnefation ih««t» ttuck 
(ot«li«T and wrrjLppcd up in 

'vhen 1 Opened it. not 
onix .;iu I rind 50 chancier theet^ , 
hut ihcTc wai a 16 page painphkt 
en.. ■ 

iNihiiisan 
r 'he Wnivknanfi 

f. i if vpi; play il 

th actei 

pa-. • :\'l play 

II. i( IS wonti lasting out ihc U.99 
in hn^tr jn education in chAracitr 
ger. M 




■'jT rmnovin: 



f Krtii'v *■ rh 




jLtpc«.uihu 

v-t 



■•'1 .1 ill I 



■ e-^pCTJ-: 

nt of a »lruiul£ 



the u«ual 
«u wdl 



c; flooT plan ihccti. 

wtiKh ate J tiled Hnd very 

weU drawn, i cotour card 

cul out icotsMKy ih«et». whi%h 
comprise ofcvcryihing from 
furtiiiure to road vehicles and a 20 
paae btooklct. 

There are ilw a kit of itiierejtinf 
charK, whcft yoM oan randomly 
generale an infiniie variety of 
Titdurc^. riiting] and you can frcaie 
youT iflkvani «cftari« based 
around ihii. You AM ii]y 

limtled hv voui owh .<in! 

All- ■ ■ rjuok 

I here nayou 

how the >.i^i)Eca!>ii;4n d]»o be used 
wiih W.jf hammer 4O.a}0iWH 
<*! ft wa* reviewed in 

A VG. There is even toine 



Standard Games have produi:ed 
three aptly named Stantlafd Padi, 
which arc utiti'trruil accesforicf fqr 
.iny majof role pMym^ iiyslem. The 
ffif.tt ,-.*..._. i.,r,„ .1-^ lithe 
ri- r sheet), 

whuri tumc 111 .1 c.iiJ of iGThftl are 
A4 in vi^e The aim hehind thi% i<h 
release i^ lo %avc you a lot q( 
valuable roleplayinf lime by fivirtg 
yoti a well designed character \het] 
that makci any rcfffrttcmii quii.L 
and euy. Aiiothei 1% an A ■ 
tmail htujtit add 1 be oihe: 
beJi paper, ■ (aiiti n huge 

hex^tirokti Lottmalkr 

hexci. 

All ihree padi icf I at £1 .95 and 
arc available in all local hobby 
«hop». 



• Can you recommend any 
FRP gom« thoi cisol wrth 
con^ie )lHp characters and lh« 
lik« pkoM?. 
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Wayns f ays; Cli»oi« 
from any of tha 
following; VlllDint ond 
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Gamos Unlimited at 
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£10.95 for a full boxod 
lot, or if you want to go 
for th« roally copy cot 
ttuff try Morvol 
SupHtrhoroos or DC 
HoFOOf lisusd by tHo 
roipoctiv* componlet 
around about £1 2.95. 1 
bollov* fh*re Is anothor 
gom« callod Goldon 
H«iro#» around, but I 
con't find ony up to 
doto info about tt. 

O Ceil you r«conirn<rtd ony 
RPG that covart tha world irt 
ih» 2 Ut Cantory off«f a 
nuciaor Holocoull 
Boffy Deacon, 

Woyna aayt: Th« two I 
rocommand of 
Twilight 2000 by Gum* « 
D«f (gn«rt Workshop ot 
£14.95 ondThoPrlco Of 
Fr««dom by Oam«< 
Workshop, whUh if 
about the lamo prk«. 
Both gomaa ora foirly 
compTox and not chaop/ 
but thoy ar« vory 
factual, at for os thoy 
can b«, ond woll 
thought out. 1000 hat 
tho odgo in my vfow, 
mainly botouto It hat 
lott of tup pert ivo 
ifiatoHal. I wty bo 
rovlowing thorn both 
shortly. 





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And you thought that Out Run 
^Mfon the ultlmote racing 
•xperloncel Arcade Action tests 
the hottest drawing game of the 
moment. Continental Circus and 
gets dead Hope In it's sights. 




CONTINENTAL CIRCUS 



Racing 9010*1 hav* *nl«f«d a 
ntw dimflniion with Taita^ii 
w<&n(itrFtj1 Coritintnigl Circvf, the 
worid'i firit ihr»a dgm«ni!onal 

Tht moif amozing rhin^ it thai 
H ociuolly worlit. Sitting in th« 
cobirwt y au con fHJ rh« roar ol 
yCKir flngin*!^ th* ttoflnodn 
churning iwaop ai yau trait a hill 
and th* tood undulating ond 
diiaf»p«oring inro th* n»Kt light 
b»nd, 

Th* gam* itf*lf ii fifnilar to 
moil racing timt dating tack to 
Poh Potiifon. But with in uniau* 
ond fiunningl/ raciUiic 3D •ft«t 
fogith»r wilfi lofn* oddlhor^ol 
f»Otur«f, Ilk* pititopi, 
CcitHfttniaf Crtvi it o wot Id doti 
of lit own, And it eotts only 30 
p«Fic*a go, TD9. 

Eight grond ftti^ track 1 or* out 
fh«f« juil waiting for yAu to t<^k« 
th* wh««l. Eight twining circuit*, 

T Taking raiing gammt inlv fA# third di/n*niianl 



^^••crib* it it lik« thot gr*4|i 
ftomoch droft^ii^ f*wing wh«n 
vou'f* in a cor arvd tok* a 
hump-bi^ck b^idg* too fast Thm 
iO «ff*ct do«i exdcH)r th* tomi» 

WofcfiMtg Ih* gofli* ei cm 
db»#rv»f it vfty trying ot y*Hi can 
»«• lh« tpirl «ir>Dg« which only 
com* >og*lh*r wh*n yov'f* im th* 
dfiving i«<if 

Now bock to th* roc*. Eodt 
court* ha I to fa« completed in a 
rim* lifnil, you itaff off with 60 
Mcondit and si ih* rwp Extend 





4 Matt'i in Itim dffyiftg f»at, ond 

full of hazardi which will n*ad oil 
your tkift to n*gotiot*. 0)>* of tho 
probleini yoiii will mn Into H 
cvt-rttAAring. Th* wheal it 
incredibly tentitivi ond il'i afl to 
eaiy fc put your Formulo One cor 
inio o Fotol tpin. When thol 
hopptfif , Qt it no doubt wili, 
tevaroi rtiingt could occur. Mo^ 
(ikeiy yOu'H iwtt tpin ond your 
back tnd will go up m imoh* - 
fiii Hop quick. Or, if you'r* rtolly 
vnlucky, y04i'l[ croih into onoriwf 
cor ond bounce down the trock 
^pinning unconiroHobly end over 
r-rid lo be annihiioted in ihe mott 
■pectoculor eHploiion I've e^ee 
teen. 

With o gr«o( who«th, th* ear 
anplodet into bcilt of Rome 
while wheek, tp4i9«ri and other 
porTt thool oltI of the Fireb-o'i 
tiroight for you. The firtl lime it 
happeni you'll inittnctivel]^ duck;. 
It'i the mot' incredible Feeling, 

And while I'm going on about 
effeci}, jutt tha oci of driving 
round ihe hiSly tracki givet you 
buderftiei in your ttomoch. At 
you approo^ eoc^ on*j rbe 
view from the ddihboord 
ehongei Flottening at you crett 
the hill. Tl*ie only woy I can 



gotet on ttie frock you'r* gtvert q 
further 30 wcoitdt plut ony lim* 

off with oroNngof lOOpointtond 
ro cofflplet* I he face tvceeuMly 
you muit go ov^r tfte Rnithkt^ line 
a) rhot iTOck't qualifying rating. If 
you dofl't get t^e po*nli> yey'tl 
nov* to drive thai rof* ogain, 

The fint race it the BfOixll 
Grand Prix which hat a rowing of 
SO qyaJifying pointt. So you imni 
torn ol l*oti 20 pointt by the time 
yov £o<offl pott tine chequered 
Hog. Pointt Or* earned on a quidi 
itan, ovtrtoking other cart and 
itaying out of rroubl*. A pit trop 
only ioiti a tecond or iwo but 
during rhot tirrte your pointt creep 
up. CfOfhing doetn't do you any 
good Ond pointt arm earned 
while you wait for a new cor 10 be 
brought oisto rii* trock, Th* tome 
go«t wf»»it fwi dip into a ipin. 

Tile reiTtoining irockt toke you 
to Grond Prijd in the USA - 60 
quolifying pointt, France - 50 
pointtj Monaco - 40 pointt, W 
Germany — 3d pointt, Spo in - 
20 pointf, M«Mico - 10 point! 
and finoHy Jopan which qualifiet 
ot o n^er* ittfe* poiitti. Luckily 
W#w J* coof. 




A ^oy Bofit rat y&ur h*art &vfi JU 
ghli** may not b* ttvftdfj bvt 
th» view it coof 

you don'r revert to 1 00 pointt on 
each new tfoek, but eorty your 
poinit with you The only way to 
enture you get to i^uoltfy for 
Jopon it to oeoi ih* guatifying 
po«ntt for eoch new trock with 
tome ro ipore. Thot woy you 
hove a buffer zone ond dm't 
hove Id work to hord. 

Al tome hn>* during *ach roc* 
you'll be colled into fn* pitt, 
rMKmally lo hove billowing clovdff 
of tmoke extinguithed. It'i not a 
good id*a to ignore pitifopt in 
mit cow iit ^av'il fr'>d thit $mifkt 
will rapidiy burst 4nto Flafn*t 
which lotoliy dettroyt yovr tor In 
an eorth thonwing eitptotion. 
Pfliloipi Of* to be found itroi^l 
offer rh* Extend gotei and if you 
iTHtt on* you'll jutt hov* to hope 
ifiot you con make ii to the nest Ia 
itine. On leverol occBtiont I 
CfOfhed into ifie oil drvmt lining 
ihm pift on lh* woy in, lotirtg 
valuable lifn« and tpinning 
iMKantreOabfy pott the Kfetoving 
meehoniei. 

The mechonici arm luperfatt 
and will pur you right in no time ot 
oil, tolking oil the while in 
tvperWy d*or speech. 'OK', ifwy 
yell, 'ovwWe' ot you icreomifi 
for o tyre dtong* Then il'i 'go, 
go, go' at yott tow 6u\ to entef 
Icie fray ogtJifl. 

After ploying itioMM of 
tiroighl rocino tiltvij, Cpfl'mettlo/ 
CifCvt took o: bit of Hfli* peHlrig 
uted to. However, qffter ihert 
break my eyet out uted to the 
new p«rtp«clrv« - one which 
work* remarkably weil at 
onother gimmick to d row (he 
crowdt. CUUl EOGItfT 



DEAD ANGLE 

Th* arcod*! ha** ntvtr bttn 

■)lO<1 4( goiTy** to appAol 14 
dtiyari who juf( Jov* le bidit fh* 
k«ll otjl oif anylhing and' 
rnvfY^hing thai fb» rrlgg«r hoppy 
manioc could want - bullflit, 
blood ifwd and bJaiting. 

Th* gam* li v»ry much in th* 
mw^ld of Operation Woffond 
Iftfrgromti' co<mpur*f gom* 
Pfohibitioft. You at* d*pict*d oi 
by o 'wir*-fram«' (»wllpn« on tti* 
Kra«n, ih* vi*w of 'th* QDngMfln' 
bicivovM Kroll l«fij right, up and 
dawn wrfti lib* mowntfli of your 
gun sight. 

Of court* you ?i«*dl o r*o»Ofl 
lor your murdcroui odivitMt (you 



hinii#lf Can only b* tiro^hr down 
tn o hctil of bulbtt 

Many of !fw gong m^mb^rt 
iDi* tnuch more pow»rKil 
wMjpont fhon yovrtati - 
tQwn-off ihotguni and machin* 
■gun» includ*d. If yowi mongg* ta 
pick off on« of th«»« guy* you g*l 
rh« choiK* 10 pich th*ir ^I'oopon 
itp- TH* gun it ditpjaysd on port 
of H» tcr**n Qnd yoii muit 'click' 
your gon qv»r il ond you'v* got 
yourf«K o fi*w w*opon. 
UnfoFlunotttly you only hov»ons 
hundrvd roundi in tha machin« 
gun iQ rh* blood*h»d n»v«ir lotti 
oi long OI ycHf'd lik*, SKonwl 

Th» nvachin» gun, Kh* il»ot^un 
ond tfi« grsnad*! or* viiry ui^ful 
fof gatting lo gongiiort rhoi or* 
hiding b^nind fDbFvi, borrait ond 





don'lf) and th* goma't K«ftorio 
provid*! ontt — o hidnap'p*d 
gtflfri*ndl Th* gam* bcgint wM) 
vour girlfriend D*ing abdaci«d 
'torn outtici* o cafi in Napoli and 
bund tad into q cor driv*n by 
wvtroJ irman booking gongit»irt. 

It't h*rt thoi you b*gin your 
totk of roKving tH« girl and 
toking yout ttvttyQt OA rh* gang 
inwnb*ri oi th* caf4. You only 
hov* a limpl* hand gun on^o 
wpply of fhr** hand grvnodnto 
K*lp yoy to d^ipoich q\\ l4it 
criminal 1. Th* gynman don't giv* 
ou on coiy tim*, tft*y opptar 
omdoorwoyi, [uinp from 
windowi ond KiiM bohind 
vptvrn*d fobl«i, toitirvg th« odd 
granod* or two in your dir*cfion. 

Som* of fh« vilioini or* fairly 
Miy ro pick off, n*»dina only on* 
bu1l«t 10 pui Out thair iightt. 
Tougher gong ni#nnbart n«#d 
t*v*f aJ ihori ond ih* big boit 



t 



bullltpc&of wirnJowi - th«y 
blotf •vcrything owdy^ induding 
iHc unlijcky mobiicf , 
Ai rit« borroffl of th* t^tcit 

lh*fa or* two »ri*rg^ rnclvffi 
which diiplcy ihfl numb*ri of mw 
Ml rn ih* parliculor Family of 
gongilfln you or* trying to 
daitroy. Th« othmr mttar diipJoyi. 
how much 'lifvtorc*' you hov* 
rsmaining, It't funny, but your 
li Wo r e* ol*o if«-mi to drop very 
miich motm quickly ihon ih* oih«r 
of>«. Strong* . ■ I 

Or»c« yoti'v* manogKi to gad 
rid of th* Krrt gang ~ you'll 
olrnoit carta inly r^aad to mok* ui* 
of ih* goma't «Alandad play 
f totvra 1 g«f for - vou or» rh«n 
traniport*d lo o dockyard fc*n* 
in Nopoti. Moit of th* acttofi 
takmi ploc* on on Ocaon lin«r 
do£k«d in th« horbour. 

Th« grqphkf of ih* boot or* 
•Kcdlvflt ond th* aM^ of your 



ffmdiJiM gun rippirig holat in ih* 
ship' I hull ond imathing through 
windowi ho( b«*n v*ry «;ii.p»rt1y 
«««cut*d Thii l*v«l h o loi nrtor* 
drfficuh, your intandad vrdimtara 
much mora adapt of ducking, 
dhring and hiding behind loiid 
obj<Ktt . . , chucking th* odd 
granod*, of courwi. 

If you cc^ntplfli* thi* l«v«|, a 
map of ih* WDorld ii diiplayad 
□nd you board fha ihip anti or« 
whiiked ocro$i ih« Ailonric to 
New York Cihy Agoin th* 
fighting bagint in tha dockyordi 
but thji tima you hava to dool with 
o hug* warahoui* full of oil 
borrtlt - ond gongtt«r*. Shoot 
ifwi barr«U ond you oft«n find 
tome monay lo pick up - othar 
tini*i rha borrdi ara hill of pairol 



and anplod* into Dofn*! - th* 
graphici ora, oi olwoyi, 
■xcal Wit . 

Daad Angtai two moit 
impraswv* f*atur*i or* rt> 
grophtct and onimation and tha 
ill. o(Miatw«n*it - rha kind yov 
only g«} with rtcl biOft '*m upt. 

Th« ipritfii ond grophici or* 
hiio* ohd aniiTtat«d Axiramialy 
well. It'i trM thoi th« gom* iin't 
going to win any award i in tht 
originality ilakai - fhara or* 
tavarol t^milor gonvai including 
Op^rotion Wolf - bul t 
p*rionalty ihink il'i ff»* b«tt ol tha 

Gtva if a iftol^ 



SEAMUS ST. JOHN 





nm 



R RANGER 



Still 
Suna' 

boiT«f 90 an' 
gom*. In Foci^ 
youi foirwthi 
ai thai at it'i 
Ksnario, ond 
into ih« action 

You get to play 
bart-ciifliiBd Rom 
brof hftrt il wovid 
ormad wjfh only o pr 
muti laka on l-h^ two 
boddiet on num«raui 

ril#y 'fight tKeir way to 

Kottaga, Th« gom* 1$ 
(f«Hgn»(l to b« o two plo 



oking 

onrrol 
Ipy may 
Ofly 
Fir* ittxt 
jnf%*H ta O 
conds of 

■ you ara 




V^af'cA Ovi for th» ^r»*n gaySy fhmy'f* h 

off air, and I covld t*e i^ot rlv«f« 
moy w*ll b« q^tit* a lot of 
pot*niioi in on« ol you h^hdlin^ 
»0'ch bro, and taking on ih* 
baddisi t&giirh^r I 'I I waich your 
back «f you'll ^afcli min* »oft of 
rhing. 

HowftvAf, the prt-louiKK 
vitf«iO«i I ployed would oftly 
Qpvrol* on tingt* plcyar option, 
Whkh -wat a bfl annoying linca 
I'd broughl a nvaf* olong 
'ipvcioHy. At it i», rh«f«^ not iO 
much fo it- Tht ipritflt ar« good 
'n' lorg^i, thovgft not puihing 
(ort'word thfl b^rri^rt by any 
int, oi>d not loo badly 



«ithw. 

How«v«r, rhflfa ora o foir mimbsr 
ef you out thtir who ployed ond 
played RclHng Thundmr and 
madtt it o wccoM h«ll, (lom* 
p«op)* aiwn lik«d it OR tlw C64l]l, 
to it'i o fair b*t ihel tf you wir« 
on« of tK«« p*opl*, you 'If lika 
thit loo. It h [liit dfffer«nt vciough 
ro odd ihoi tKira intar*ft lo jet 
you playing. Rigbi, tnovgl^ of 
iboi, I'm off to blow my femaining 
doth [what th»r« u of it1} on 
to^MlMng a bit mor* daMrring, 
lik» DtaaAngh, or Twin 
Chopptf, or wvtn good old Out 
ft*fff' MATT BlELtY 



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Sega, Alex Kictd, The Lost Stars and 
onthuf ef over the 3D Sptitm Harrier. 







• SUFFER WONDER BOT 
IN MON5TER LAND 

Wonder Boy rrutf role m on« 
oF rHe basi arcade odv»ntures 
ev«r ond lhr( fctlow up takes 
lh« oriQfnal th#m« and 
Qxfendt it wifh role playing 
elementsi with inferodion with 
Qthvr chgracleri ond th* 
ablliiy to develop youf 
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Ef isntmlly i» it o toto! mU «f 
arcade, tiroregy ond 
adventure wilh you frying to 
kill a dragon and restore 
peace to your eoiintry. 

You move ocroii a iCfolling 
b{3ckdrof) and hove to kill tHe 
nailjei olong the way, Ifiey 
leove a gold coin in their 

Elace and yoL* con pick it up 
y walking over it. There ore 
door I which you can «ftler 
ond these con SJven you 
mettoget or allow you to buy 
items (or yaur man. There ii a 
choice between tword. 



choicer of weapon of info ond 
if you lack the ^old to buy 
•irhcr it blvipi oC you. There 
Ofe the customory little 
touches like going back ondl 
killing the tame nasty twice to 
get extra score ond items and 
hidden bags of gold in 
mid-air (so get leaping). 

The loYDuts of eocMand 
vory witn tonrw Ftn«»e 
needed to get ofovnd the 
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firebaitt walking mushrooms 
ond wQtif pi>ols to negotiate 
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On getting at the end of o 
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You have to reach the end 
of the wave belore your timer 
hits zero (indicated by little 
heortf) artd any conlodl with 
nsities tokes tim« off the 
clock To get through ta tfie 
next level you hove to kill a 
biggie monster (standard 
form for Saga gtam^s, but I 
never gat bored with it 
because they do it so well I), 
and collect the key fie leaves 
behind 

The doors you open 
normally give yoi; two 



ot the best seen to date on o 
Sega gome, the music ii OK 
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At lost! Al loUf I con wholeheorfedJy 
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lliave just had Space Harrier 30 
shoved into my sweaty polms (drooly, 
drooly} ond the 3D effect works with 
no reservationsf 



F 



h 3D Spocm Harrigf. 

Harrier 3D\i not Just the oriainot 
Space Harrterin 20, it has difhSfent 
grophict, o lot mora colours some 
reofiy vicious play (glue that joysitck to 
your polm, no kidding ond some 
dragons (hot meon bu$ine$(. It h Spoce 
Harrier Two rather than the origiAol in 
3D. 

The title screen shows your mon in 
mid-bottle ond unlike ZdJtxon 30 you 
cannot ploy the gome in 2D by 
pressing the pouse button oi^ the title 
poge [toughj. The first level is caHed 
Platia ono you get blue mushiei ilidtng 
up to vou, the aliens ore straight out or 
Stor wor$ (Oorth Vorders ship) and 
rhey !ob big blue spheres ot you {these 
come at you very Fait). If you ore hi! 
the cuftomory Aoorrrgagghhhl is 
screomsd with a more than welcome 
Get Ready soon a her os your next life 
h put into play. Ihtin coma iha (nelaiUt" 

Eiflort. contact is fotal, zooming 
ehind them ore hunky gels which fob 
thote big blu9 (Kings at you. You hove 
got to keep moving and be aware what 
II arourKJ you, asT soid this is one 
tough cookie I 

The dragon ot the and is well 
detailed and hos r eoJJy rich vibront 
colours, it it quite easy to kill (and so it 
shouid be ofter such a briifte of a first 
wgvel). 

Wove two is called Mouro, there is o 
colour flip and there is a stor 
background, The attock pottern is 
NEW, big mefafiic spifces wo ader 
down from the sky slowly filling up thfe 
screen ond you have to move out of 
the way. 




A 30 3p0i:g Marrmr. 



Ai you rnove up and down the 
honzon tilfs ondt i1 ii «Qiiy to 
cd-llide wiffi ihe ipikes, you 
alio Kave lo zap big grft»n 
buttarflles, at th« end of ihe 
wave lorge transformer typs 
ali«ni rotole Firing spfien 
galore. 

I hove been up lo level five 
and you gel o mixed bag of 
oliiBns, boctcdropi (again rich 
colours and strong 3D} ond 
non-itop zapping. 

II h a greal game and thti 
atone [usHfies Buying lh« 
ipaesi 

It \i not qome for wimps 
or those witn weak wri$tt. So 
what ore you waiting for? 

• AilX KIDDt THE LOST 
STARS 

If you own Q Sega console 
iheni the aifentiot platform 
^am#$ ore ZiUion, Qvorfmt^ 



Wondmrhoy ani Ahx Kidd. 
Sego hoi t$«n the great 
succets oF liiiei« qam»% and 
produced tequefi for three 
OLtt oF lK« Four obove. 

The loteit sequel (o foil into 
my sweaty polms is Atex 
Kidd: the Lost Stots.. 

The original Atox Kiddwat 
o greof gome, 7ho Lost Start 
{t3flK) is o worthy follow up 
with for better grapHici 
turns, playobilty ond aepllh. 

There are 14 stogej to 
complete with you trying to 
recover the Mirocte Bairby 
fitting through all Id p to nets 
ond their dangers. 

When you f lort you are 
foced wiiti an olisn in (he 
centre of fFw screen and the 
words 'find (he miracfe boll' 
ore i/ttgred (very clear 
digitised spe*ch). 

You run olong a lefl to rigKt 



scrolling bockdrop ond hove 
to get to the exit ot )he end of 
the planet before your time 
rum out. You can collect fire 
power, extra ieop strength 
and bonus time as you go 
along by touching pods which 
drift Ogwn the screen. You con 
also pick up treosure and 
money along the way. 

Plof>et one ho« yov in the 
country, you have to jump 
over a dog spitting letters out 
(B O W WOWIJ there are 
olso trompoNne blocks to 
sprmg you higher, walking 
playing card, Ffooting baby 
chicVs, on overhead tramfine 
you con hold on to but watch 
out for the troinsl 



Planet two has yov m a big 

foctOry with ItieTdl preiset, 
moving platforms, holes in tht 
floor, piston blocks which try 
lo crusn you, tarzan ropes 
and electric bolts which give 
you a real charge, 

Planet three is a forest, 
ihere am hanging 
mutti ~coJ o u red pi otf ormt 
(tome of the most colourful 
graphics I hove ever seen in o 
gome} and loads of nasties to 
avoid. Plonel foi^r has you 
und^rwgtor facing spitting 
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* I don't usuolty wrjle to 
magazines but I am 
compelled to wfite to 
yours. Lost month I recoil 
we hod oil this hype obout 
m&re reviews and betmr 
morking. This is fotolly 
untfue;last month you 
reviewed 34 gomes. This 
month 24 were reviewed 
and they wore centred 
around the Atari ST. Why 
don't you coll the 
magazine Atorf ST and 
Video Games? 

I'm glod your tips 
section is being updated; 
for months it was total 
drivel. The arcade section 
is good, but the layout's oil 
wrong. Keep up the Front 
covers, they ore great, 

I also get Amstrod 
Action, which is much 
better thon C+VG, I'm 
of raid to say; its review 
system ]s much better thon 
yours - ihey mock in 

Eercentages, which is a 
etter way of marking the 
gome they ore reviewmg. 

Richard Gregory, 
Bo f ton. 

Editor's reply: It 
might sound like on 
obvious thing to soy, 
but \¥e con oniy 
review what gomes 
come out each 
month. Some months 
there ore more than 
others! Yes, we'll 
keep up the front 
covers - otherwise 
the miogazjne would 
start on page 3 . . . 

• Currently, Amstrad 
owners ore having a 
father bad patch, only 
reedemed by Gryjrorond 



Thundercats. Just recently, 
an awesome run of 
coin-opi have been 
converted; Gryzor, 
Outrun^ SideArms, 
Countfet it, Bionic 
Commandos, etc, 

OF these, the only ones 
to groce the Am&lrod ore 
Gryzorund Gai/ntlgt U, 
Going bock to the others, o 
lal of the conversion work 
is done by Probe 
Soft wore; Outrun^ 
SideArms, Rygor, Stop 
Fight ond Arkpnoid- 
Arkanoid's great, but the 
rest, on the Amstrad at 
least, are miles below 
stondord. 

Companies like Elite, 
Paloce and Imagine 
squeeze things out of the 
CPCI didn't believe were 
possible. Gomes like Utari 
Warriors aI^d Ghasfs 'ft' 
Goblins, Barbarian ond 
Rimrunner, Renegade and 
Gryzor - but it seems that 
there qt^ some 
programming teoms, like 
Probe, who can't be 
bothered to take time over 
a game to get it right. They 
set out just to make good 
Commodore 64 games, 
and to hell with the rest of 
us. Don't get me wrong^ 
SideArms etc are good 
gomes, but hopeless 
conversions^ I don't think 
for o moment thot an 
Amstrod's capobilities 
match that of a 
Commodore, but if we con 
get tkoriond Renegade 
out of the CPC, why not 
Ou!Run?V/hy is it that 
certain gomes ore so 
rushed? 

Why do. some 



companies just wall until o 
gome's finished, however 
good or bad, then just put 
it out? Pleosetell me if 
Probe ore converting 
Bionic Commandos; \'v^ 
olreody spent £50 on 
Probe games, but only got 
£ 1 of pleasure from them, 
ond 1 don't intend to woste 
any more 

Andrew Am^trodowner, 
Surrey. 

Editor's reply; I 
suppose software 
houses do it because 
they're only humon^ 
ond the answer is to 
read the reviews 
before you fork out 
yourcoshj 

• Over here in New 
Zealand C-t- VG gets the 
red carpet for a very 
impressive magozine. 
Take November's issue, 
crommed with pages oF oil 
variety. And December's 
offering was nothing short 
of Q fob. Planet of Doom 
was greot and I'm looking 
forward to more 
adventure*. 

One thing has me a little 
confused though and that's 
is month's, It shocked me 
when I picked up the latest 
copy of^ C+ VG and it read 
December and the month 
wos April. Has someone 
sabotoged the C+ VG 
colendar? Is it the some 
people who kidnapped 
Melisso R? 

Anywoy f thought 
December's ish was hot 
especially the "*** 
competitions. Which 
reminds me. Is it possible 
far a person like me (and 



If you^ve got 
something to $dy 
about the world of 
computer games, 
don't keep it to 
yourself. Write to 
MaJIbag, Computer 
+ Video Games, 
Priory Court, 30-32 
Farrirtgdon Lane, 
London EC1R3AU. 

many others) who live so 
for oway to enter your 
competitions? If so could 
you extend the closing 
dote so our entries can 
reach the C+ VG office? 
Hope this scroll reaches 
you ir> time for your 
January issue. 
B. Struan, 
New Zealand. 

Editor's reply: It's 
always great to hear 
from readers down 
under^ I guess the 
problem of your 
issue dates is due to a 
combinotjon of 
factors. Firstly we 
work so for in 
advonce and, 
secondly/ New 
Zealand. The 
December Issue of 
C+VG, which is 
published during 
November in the UK, 
turns up in HZ in 
April. We can't reolty 
extend competitions 
dotes by four months 
or so. I guess the 
answer is speciol 
competitions for 
overseas readers, 

• Dear Sir or Madom (or 
ony creoture of the demon, 
giant, cat, robot or ony 
other olien race that might 
happen (o reod the C+ VG 
mail (no offencel). 

There ore two reasons 
for me writing this letler, 
but 1 11 [ust waffle a bit in 
between. Every month I 
reod the adventure section 
of every mog on the shelf, 
and then I buy C+ VG (ond 
occasionally CU). Then I 
tear out the poster and 
hang it on the wall (I'll 
hove to stick them to the 



I 



ceiling voon) and rhen I 
read the rest of the mag. 

One thing drives me 
mod- When I see all these 
od^ iot all these games of a 
liFetime, but there is no 
Amiga version. How am I 
supposed fo get oil these 
Games of o lifetime when 
there isn'1 o version for my 
computer? Why the 
'&/%S D? ore these 
petty S-bit micros ond the 
even pettier ST getting 
conversions from <oin-ops, 
but the only micro v^hicfi 
has a chance of being 
better than the coirt'Op h 
left out? An obvious 
example is Garrisoft, 
whtch ot teost eqyols the 
Goc/A^/#/ arcade, although 
I miss the speech, ond the 
four ployer optton. 

Moybe the coin-op 
companies ore afraid that 
when people see the 
omozing quality of the 
Amiga version, fhey 
won't play the coin-op ony 
mare, but will all go and 
buy an Amiga? 

Enough of thot. Now I 
con gel to my two reasons 
for writmg this letter. 
Firstly, I wont to know 
what happened to Tim 
Metcolfe (not that the new 
Ed doesn't fill the gap), 
Wos he socked or did he 
resign, or did he just toke 
his Conon wig and six-foot 
wooden sword and 
disappear into the sunset 
in seorch of jMelisso 
Ravenflome? 

Secondly, 1 wish 1o 
purchase old copies at 
C+ VG, Jonuory, 
February and March issues 
of 1986, to be exoct. 
Somehow, these issues 
never made it to my home 
country, Iceland, ond my 
good friend there wonts 
mem to complete His 
collection. (Mine only 
starts with November '87, 
his somewhere in '85). 

01 

Bdinhvrgh. 

Eiiitor's reply: tt's a 

shame about Amiga 

convftrsiont^ DJ^ but 



fhings are picking up. 
The basic rule for 
software houses 
appears to be they 
produce games for 
the machines which 
are in the majority. 
YeSf Tim has gone off 
in search of Melissa. 
He's just come bacjic 
from yomping 
around New^ 
Zeatand. But Miss R 
^^asn't there. For 
Sack Issues of C-^ VGy 
you must write to 
Computer + Video 
Games, EMAP 
Fronfiine, 1 Lincoln 
Court, Lincoln Rood, 
Peterborough PE1 
2RP. 

• \ think there should be o 
separate port of C+ VG 
dedicated to progrommers 
(or those willing to leorn). 
As you may have noticed, 
no other magazine on the 
morket gives Spectrum 
listings or tips. Instead of 
having one small book of 
programs every four 
months or so, I believe you 
could boost your sales by 
having o monthly 
supplementary block and 
white, pull out section with 
hints and tfps on bosic and 
M/C progromming. 

Struan Robert $0n, Qban. 
Editor's replyr I'm 
afraid we've given 
up publishing listings 
for nearly a yeor 
nowr I can't 
remember any of our 
readers protesting. 
However, if enough 
people write in 
saying they'd like 
listings or 
programming hints 
we'll think about it. 

• I am the lucky owner of 
ofobMSX, Why, I wonlto 
know, do the software 
compomes not loke much 
notice oi this mochinen In 
my opinion^ ond o few 
other people I know who 
own Commodore 64 's, the 
MSX hos better sound and 
graphics then the 64, so 
software manufactures 



tokes not of this letter and 
check out this macho 
machine- 
Enough of thot, now the 
C+ VG review. I like your 
mog and especially the 
reviews, but now o 
complaint. 

In your Jan '88 issue you 
said next month there 
would be a special on the 
MSX. 

Saturday morning 
approoches, i leave my 
house and jump on my 
bike, cycle five miles into 
the neorest town to collect 
the magazines. I leave the 
bike at the door of the 
shops ond run inside, leave 
my money on the counter 
and grab the magozine. 
I race home on my bike 
to reod your magazine- I 
open the index to find out 
which page the MSX 
special is on. Shock, 
Horror. I begin to pull my 
hoir Out No specioi 

It's okay to moke a few 
mistokes like articles on 
wrong poges, upside 
down pictures but this is ihe 
lost stow. No article at all. 
Pleose explain why. 

Finolly C+ VGis quite 
brilliont but please try not 
to moke a mistake like this 
agoin, in the next issue 
please include the MSX 
speciol. 

Dvdiey Calfey^ 
Cotvkkhw, irehnd 
Editor's reply: Sorry 
about the 

disoppeoronce of the 
MSX feature. The 
truth rs that we 
changed our minds at 
the last moment and 
decided ^we couldn't 
afford to give what is 
o minority machine^ 
that omount of 
coverage. That's the 
truth/ Dudley. 



• I buy both C+V^G ond 
Commodore User. I think 
your mog is much better. 
The reviewing system is 
much fairer, CU is very 
stingy with it's marks. I 
ihint C+ VG is for better in 
Its foyout with oil the good 
gomes at the front ond 
C+ VG h far more varied 
in the gomes and machines 
reviewed. 

One gripe, though. To 
enter one of your 
competitions you have to 
be able to drow well. It's 
nol right. You don't hovt 
to be o great artist I o tike 
gomes or lo wont on 
Amigo or ST, Why don't 
you hove more 
competitions centred on 
general knowledge? Con 
we have more free gomes^ 
geont posters etc as well. 

Oh yes, and which 
moron writes the replies to 
you letters. Tell me ond I'll 
come ond bash him for 
you. Print this letter or else, 
Eugene. 

AM, Bofton, iancf. 
Editor's reply: Sorry 
obout calling you, AM 
but quite honestly we 
can't make out your 
signature. You're 
wrong about the 
competitions. Most 
ore NOT art ones. 
And you don't have 
to be a brilliant 
artist. Prices hove 
often gone to people 
who hove good ideas 
rother thon technical 
tolenf . Guess who 
writes the "Editor's 
replies"^ That's o bit 
of o clue isn't it? But, 
of course^ it may not 
be true. I may not be 
the editor, 1 moy not 
even be o he or she. 
Perhaps Tm an it. 
You'll never know. HAI 





lonthj (it: 



May - and onc4 
rim« to ipring^cleg 
lohware ih«Tve 
wSen fhfl fQrrJble 
hi(m«. Ninety p« 
prograrrs I've 
iKo pQJt tw#lv' 

d«i«rv« to b« 
onyfhing mor 
llion o cardbi 
•am a F'SW qui' 
whicK is tha mos' 
tK^y'll ftv^r achiev 

I can r«member, 

miiti of computifiQ ^^ 

{i« five yaori ogtm %im«n 
used 1o marvel il>v»rv nn .^ 
r«leoie. Spoce Invaders 
flAW in from plan(|l 
and we gasped, Hl 
laughed when HofOCf 
titling. 

So what if Ihev^ftlt 
nowadayif 

Buf iher« wci- 'inoi^ 

ioCtQt, which iiJirofcn: 
•v«n more im 
garnet were 
oceurencei in t 

Recently two 
publiihet-} ha VI 
fhrong of comp 
ou) product. If C 
lorpsdofld itieir 
tingularily tack 
louncH (iic) lomi 
dim (lie) is to pn 
%ix to eijg^it qua 

f'ior. I'll hong tir 
'vs seen it^ but thi 
telling point of hi I 
feleo», Foundo 
VtaMt9t appears 
grophki rolnp 
innovative g<imf||Jov 

Mandsrin ok 

to pul quality befor 
gfing respectsd prfi^riritfi 
such as Level 9, Ibug^ *^ 
reappearance of wbi 
Bus's perennial a|^de 
adventure, StorauokB. 
hofdly bodet wen ' 
originality, 

products from tj^M t^^fO 
new players witi ^pod 
already saturated 
mofkelptace, Mor 
titles, versions, unil 
success is judged 
sales than the abt 
The computer soft 
industry is lufferi 
diarrhoeo and, n 
furpri»irtg|y, much 





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m, 

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